it's hard to describe Tub Ring's sound. They basically throw everything at you and do it with style. There's elements of free form jazz like with the song Without You featuring tapping drums, flowing vocal delivery, and horns. Songs like Proper Funds have a show tunes feel and a spooky vibe complete with a theremin, xylophones, and a synth organ. Tub Ring even dip into a bit of their own past with the songs Built To Last and The Doubters which blend mathcore/post hardcore with horns and pop.That's really the best thing that Tub Ring does, take wildly varying sounds and blending them into something cohesive. It's amazing that some of these choices work but they really do.
With A Choice Of Catastrophe Tub Ring have crafted an album fans and newcomers alike can be happy with. It really shows off the range that the group has and if you like really off the wall, wild, and chaotic music that somehow manages to be poppy and catchy at the same time this album is for you. It's great to see that after all this time that band hasn't lost any of their luster and instead is better than ever. Hopefully we won't have to wait almost a decade for the next album because A Choice Of Catastrophes has left me wanting more Tub Ring.