Dont Mean It - Ginnels (from 'Plumes' LP)
Ginnels would probably have completely passed me by were it not for the generosity of former Becalmed label boss Jorge and his new Tenorio Cotobade imprint, on which the fabulous and beautifully sleeved ‘Plumes’ collection appeared. Essentially a compilation of tracks from their three previous self-released titles (get those on their Bandcamp), the fourteen cuts on ‘Plumes’ displayed Dublin’s Ginnels credentials as leaders of the great Feelies’ fan club to sensational effect. Nowhere did it sound finer than on the opener ‘Don’t Mean It’: two minutes and five seconds of glorious uptight Pop shivering in the phosphorescent glow of midnight street lamps. Tinny, trebly and knee-tremblingly tremendous.