HIDING PLACE At One Time Or Another EP (RCA)

Despite being a Glaswegian quintet Hiding Place don't appear to be part of the city's NME-sponsored scene alongside Franz Ferdinand (q.v.). Debut release "At One Time Or Another" contains four tracks of grumpy metal made by people young enough to be out enjoying themselves instead. Claiming Led Zeppelin and Soundgarden influences, they kick up a soupy torrent of unquiet that filters those forebears through the grey-tinted lenses of complaint rock - sample song titles include "No Cure", "Slave Trade" and "Fear & Loathing". To me, at least, this seems very unnecessary.