Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager

Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager' is an impassioned record from a modern liberal-left teen, a new torch-bearer for idol-hunting youngsters.

Album Review by Ally Brown | 13 Oct 2006
  • The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
Album title: The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
Artist: Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Label: Atlantic
The cult following that 20 year-old Sam Duckworth has attracted in anticipation of this, his debut album, says that Morrissey has cornered the teenage loneliness market, and thoughtful, miserable youths need a new angle. 'Chronicles of a Bohemian Teenager' is an impassioned record from a modern liberal-left teen, a new torch bearer for idol-hunting youngsters. Attacking consumerism and racism with one hand, imagining a disco-ship that will save us from everyday drudgery with another, it's imaginative and self-conscious, repeatedly attempting to deflect criticism with disclaimers such as "you don't need a degree to deconstruct this melody." Alongside picked acoustic guitar, occasional keyboard blooping and a drum machine, Duckworth's boy-next-door growl hammers it home, in case you're not yet relating – "realise I'm the same as you", he sings, confident of his audience. Without breaking sweat or new ground, it's nevertheless an assured and honest document, a heart-felt charter for the introverted youth in your life. [Ally Brown]
The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager' is out on September 18. http://www.getcapewearcapefly.co.uk