Tim: Band who appeared suddenly on Facebook about a fortnight ago, bringing with them pages on Tumblr, YouTube, SoundCloud and probably just about every other site in existence.
Tom: Now there’s a Doctor Who plot waiting to happen.
Tim: Ah, but how many Doctor Who stories come with two songs, with this being one of them?
Tom: Well, there are at least two Doctor Who songs, but I wouldn’t look at either unless you value your sanity. First, there’s Jon Pertwee’s bizarre “I Am The Doctor“, and then there’s Ian Levine’s stunning, cringe-inducing, disaster “Doctor in Distress“. If the name Ian Levine sounds familiar… he was behind INJU5TICE.
Tim: That answer is vastly longer and more informative than I was expecting, so well done, but I really think it’s time we moved on to the music. Yes?
Tom: That is beautiful.
Tim: Indeed. There’s often a fine line between ‘melancholy’ and ‘dull’, and occasionally, a song comes along that manages to traverse that line as it runs its course. Today seems to be one of those occasions.
Tom: Ooh, now this is where we have a difference of opinion. It could fall into melancholy, sure, but it doesn’t seem that way for me at all. Adjectives like “powerful” and “uplifting” come to mind for me.
Tim: Towards the end, sure, but it takes a while to get there. When I first heard this for the first two minutes I was getting slowly and slowly less interested, but when 1:56 hit I was all sorts of ooh, this is actually alright.
Tom: The other trouble with that chorus is that I keep expecting the second line to be “Twisted firestarter”, which was a bit distracting.
Tim: Sure, the verse after that could still do with livening up a tad, but when that chorus hits again you’re all “oh, this is why I liked it,” and it’s at that point that it springs into life properly. You’ve also got some lovely instrumental bits following each chorus, and when you realise that that’s where the song’s closing you actually feel a bit disappointed, if only because it’s only just got going properly. More please.