This one’s got guitars as well.
Tim: As the risk of dragging this out too far: this one’s got guitars as well. Although they don’t come in for a while.
Tim: I know, and have found out, next to nothing about this band.
Tom: We’re dedicated to research here, folks.
Tim: Hey, I tried – there are at least two of them, because two is how many were being boringly interviewed on the radio last week, and they speak with English accents; that’s all I could get, apart from that they enjoy doing odd mashups at their live gigs.
Tom: I can’t even work out where that odd pronunciation of ‘close’ comes from.
Tim: Well, let’s just enjoy it, because I think there’s a lot to enjoy.
Tom: Yep, this is a cracking track, although I’m generally a sucker for fake-Latin chanting put into pop songs.
Tim: In which case, check out the first and last tracks on the first Hurts album. But back to here, instruments: starts out with some basic synth-work, add in the drum beats and it quickly speeds up. Get to the chorus, and that slightly epic chanting from the beginning makes a nice return, and the (ever-important) guitars jump in for a bit. The vocals are good as well – along with the aforementioned chanting, we have nicely paced verses and then some high energy choruses which all work very well.
Tom: Yep: all the little touches are there, and it’s bloody marvellous. And how about that middle eight? It’s not often you get a good drumline going on in pop.
Tim: It is indeed very good. There is, unfortunately, a disappointing as ever fade-out ending, but that’s nothing we cope with by pushing the ‘skip track’ button a few seconds early. So, good.
I also know there’s an album out in March. But I don’t know what it’s called.
Tom: “Bad Blood”. I bothered to look that up. And if it sounds like this, then I may well be getting a copy of it.