The Disfavoured Party ‘Manifesto’ | EP Review


Heavyweights such as Arcade Fire and The National have sometimes spotted in themselves an element of lovable amateurism. A single spin of ‘Manifesto’, the debut LP from Bristol politi-rockers The Disfavoured Party, proves what a stinking con that is.

Take lead singer, ‘Rich’. On one track, he’s pub-David Byrne. On another, pub-Serj Tankian. Always pub, though, and always delivering his band’s frankly befuddling faux-political message with the confidence of an artist full of boozy belief. No bad thing. All five songs here chop and change along with relentless melodrama and a none too shabby amount of songwriting pedigree. Good fun, this.

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