NINE MILES SOUTH – Nine Miles South EP

Nine Miles SouthSituated in middle-class Surrey, Guildford is hardly the epicentre of British rock.  Aside from The Stranglers, few bands have ever put that town on the map.  It was the location for Carter USM’s final show first time around – a show succinctly described as “shit” by frontman Jim Bob – and is only a few miles away from where Paul Weller began his illustrious career with The Jam, but even so, it could hardly hold a candle to Camden, Newcastle or Coventry for historic musical thrills.  In this respect, Nine Miles South are possibly the best thing associated with Guildford since fictional character Ford Prefect decided to call it home after his relocation from Betelgeuse.

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