The Long Blondes - Giddy Stratospheres (Angular Recording Corporation)
Starting with the sound of snappy handclaps - or is it heels strutting down the street? - The Long Blondes continue their ongoing assault on our sensibilities with ‘Giddy Stratospheres’, a feisty, knicker-flashing top pop tune. There are breathily sassy vocals, chippy guitars and a swooping, gulping chorus. It sashays in, bitching; but still you smile, charmed.
Finally, ‘Darts’ is like one of those, ‘Ha, we just knocked this out for a laugh’ one minute wonders Elastica used to chuck in for good measure. Cranky guitars wrestle amongst the fag ends on the beer-stained carpet as The Long Blondes roll their eyes and yell, ‘Let’s play darts!’ Cool.
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