Tim: Now, something British. To be more specific, ‘Stop Hey’ by Sunday Girl.
Tom: Ooh, that starts well.
Tim: Indeed – the intro for this is very very promising. Unfortunately, the rest isn’t quite as great, although I still like it. I prefer it to a lot of the other Eliza Doolittle/Diana Vickers/Lily Allen stuff that’s around at the moment, mainly because there’s still quite a bit of energy to it, for the most part.
Tom: A decent bit of synth work in the background, as well. Unlike Eliza Doolittle and her ilk, though, she’s doing the ‘high pitched breathy’ voice – and with very rare exceptions, that just seems frustrating to me. This is not one of those exceptions. Use your lungs, Sunday Girl!
Tim: Three things about the video:
- it’s not for cat people
- that umbrella looks ridiculously flimsy, and doesn’t she know it’s bad luck to open one indoors?
- you can distract yourself from the boring bit before the bridge by imagining what it would sound like if she inhaled the helium from every single one of those balloons.
Tom: My word, that’s a sad looking dog. Must have listened to the record a few times.