"I'm a West Ham supporter... or is it Aston Villa? You can see right through me, I'm like a glass of water."
Upon discovering The Cool Greenhouse, I felt like I had discovered the very pinnacle of DIY post-punk; looked into its soul and seen the finished article. Songs that touch cloth with the 10 minute mark, often feature the same frustrated guitar riff over and over from beginning to end, whilst simply being a breeding ground for some of the strangest and most astute lyrical hot takes.
'Cardboard Man' is a classic of this genre. 6 minutes of monotone Delta 5 riffing, in a shotgun marriage with retro bleeps and bloops, whilst frontman Tom Greenhouse assembles an array of caustic cut up one liners that take cheap shots at all the morally bankrupt, devious, 'Cardboard' men (questioning too, whether he is also cardboard – I think we're all a bit cardboard, baby).
Taken from the Crap Cardboard Pet EP, out Feb 1st via Hidden Bay Records, 'Cardboard Man' is the lead single from the most complete Cool Greenhouse release to date. There's a lot to sink your teeth into here, but perhaps you'll have to wait until our zine comes out... for now, pre-order The Cool Greenhouse's 'Crap Cardboard Pet' EP on Bandcamp. Hear 'Cardboard Man', below, now.