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Noise and/or art rock usually isn't pleasant to listen to. That's part of the entire genre. Scotland's Buffet Lunch don't subscribe to that stereotype. Their latest single, "Said Bernie," is weird, and can be more than a little discordant at (most) times. It's a hodgepodge of noises and various instruments not exactly getting along. But... it's fun. And almost a pleasant listen, by the genre's standards at least. This isn't for anyone eagerly anticipating the new Imagine Dragons or Foo Fighters release, but if you're tastes are a bit more adventurous, "Said Bernie" is going to be a delight for you.
Perry O'Bray says of the new song:
"‘Said Bernie came from an article I read about a man named Bernie, who writes a letter to his local paper everyday and has done for forty years. I really liked his character from the article but developed the idea and changed him a bit - imagining a man that has been steadily shrinking everyday through fear and not being heard. I guess it’s just about isolation and your voice losing its weight."