Wednesday, 9 July 2008

SINGLE: The Inconsolables -Hoverfly (Jealous Tony Records)

Even though all the individual bits would usually annoy the hell out of me – the squeaky la la la la la’s, Gameboy sounding keyboards and overdubbed vocoder – together with the buzzsaw guitars and the poppy chorus hooks ‘Hoverfly’ makes for some electro-punk dancefloor fun that could make any other band look boring. First b-side ‘Hydra’ is in the same vein with fizzing keyboards and an even catchier hook, probably deserving of being a single itself, and second b-side ‘Surf Rats’ is a two-minute freakout of spiky guitars and sudden shifts. Factor in the boy/girl vocals and their smart, funny lyrics and The Inconsolables look like a band with a lot of promise.

Ollie Khakwani