Working For A Nuclear Free City What Do People Do All Day? on LP
Working for a Nuclear Free City has never been too concerned with genre and their latest release, What Do People Do All Day? is no exception. Like much of their previous work, including a track that featured on AMC's pilot episode of Breaking Bad, it can be difficult to pinpoint a genre but it is not lacking in stylistic coherence. The end result is an expansive, pop-tinged, experimental album that can be as propulsive as it can be restrained, and brings to mind artists as diverse and brilliant as Beck, Brian Eno tand Super Furry Animals.
Phil Kay explains the album's title: "I was writing a kids book at the time so had loads of Richard Scarry books lying around. I think we hit on the title as it of course reminds you of Scarry and puts you in that playful territory but the second meaning of it is about the mundanity and futility of life, so there's that juxtaposition. It was supposed to be this loose concept album about peoples lives or various snapshots of people lives. The songs also all seem to relate to these imagined characters and their lives – perhaps a day in their lives."