By the time i Got to the custard factory a vintage/antiques fair was just closing, yet there are so many shops and people that the place must have been full of activity earlier on.
Deaf Inspector are a Brummie three piece, comprised of a drummer, singer/guitarist, and a guy with some impressive looking keyboards. And i stood there by the window, being one of only a handful of people who showed up. Deaf inspectors music is very laid back, almost jazzy. Their singer sings in a very low key, half singing half talking sort of way* while mixing grunge guitar sounds with more experimental keyboard playing. There is loads of melody in the bands sound and i felt that the longer instrumental parts of songs such as such as 'Sketches' worked well for them as it gave them a chance to show off their playing.
They've got a very accomplished sound for such a new band, it kind of shows that they're all experienced players from other bands, and i love the sweet melodies in each of the songs. I got a free CD from them had a quick chat and i feel that this was just about worth braving the elements for.
Check out their track 'Bicycle' here
And 'Sketches' here
*My dad reckons they sing and sound like Kevin Ayers and after a youtube play i've got to agree.