Nevermen - Nevermen: Faith No More tune into TV on the Radio

Thu, Jan 28, 2016, 22:00






There’s plenty of experimental moxie and musical-muscle flexing going on in this new supergroup – Faith No More’s Mike Patton, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Adam “Doseone” Drucker of Clouddead.

The sweet spot here carries flashes of what they do for a living with their other groups, yet there’s never a sense that we’re getting the greatest hits treatment by proxy.

Instead, tracks Dark Ear, Tough Times and especially the wonderful Mr Mistake are imprinted with a great wonky sense of what constitutes a pop riff, full of strange, weirdbeard ideas, dashes and notions.

The album has been long in the works, so some tunes sound as if they’re stuck back in 2008 or 2009. But for the most part, Nevermen provides fascinating insights into where the threesome’s collective heads are at when freed from their other duties.