17 January 2006

the delays - "valentine" (from the you see colours lp, import available for preorder here.)

well, this is certainly a change of pace. the first single from the delays' sophomore album begins w/ a juddering electro bassline before rocketing off into the starry night; one gets a sense of relentless forward motion. the guitars feint and strike like peak-period duran duran and has a pop coat of paint that makes it shimmy and shine like, of all things, a sugababes single. of course, simon lebon, bless him, never sounded like greg gilbert, who is at his choirboy best here, as if auditioning to play the role of your valentine this year.

No comments: