One More Grain is the new project for Daniel Patrick Quinn, an artist whose distinct Northern England vocals sounded like someone who would rather die than visit London but London is where he now resides with three new bandmates. Naturally, through these often improvised songs (Quinn doesn't "do" rehearsals) there's a sense of a load of mates having fun.
The squawking sax, drone and Quinn's narration make 'Tropical Mother In Law' a discordant but enjoyable highlight; in 'Against King Moron', however, Quinn seems on the verge of madness as he argues with no one in particular but thankfully events become a little more endearing thereafter. There's a more refined take on an older Quinn song 'Northern' (now sounding something like a rustic version of Joy Division's 'Atmosphere') whilst 'I'm On My Way' and 'Down Roman Road' head off into an agreeable post-rock/jazz direction. So, just as on previous records, Quinn persists with being a Mark E Smith for the new generation; wilful, subversive but worthy of grudging respect.