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Heard it on the radio last night. Love it. Especially the mandolin solo. You don't get that on a Bloc Party record.
but i'm far from convinced by all the talk of them going back to their self-titled / Give Up But...-era sound..
I think Evil Heat demonstrated that their hearts weren't entirely in the electonic/loopy stuff anymore. I don't think Mani's or Throb's ever were, to be honest. They're now just making the music they love and grew up listening to, but with a Primal's twist. Good luck to 'em. They've done their bit for pushing music forward.
Besides, what with all this post-punk revival stuff going on, it makes a change for some sixties-inspired music to be on the radio. Them and The Charlatans are the best in the business at this neo-Stonsey sort of stuff.
when they were a jingley pop band. Velocity Girl etc. In my opinion anyway. I never liked there Rolling Stones stuff and there electro efforts were easily surpassed by other artists.
they should be doing what's "in their hearts" (how hippy dippy does that sound?) and a lot of Evil Heat did sound very laboured, I'm just not a fan of the, as you put it, neo-Stonesy sort of stuff!
It's kinda got a bluegrass feel in parts.
It's better than I'd expected, considering I'm generally anti-Primals.
but I agree they kinda lost the magic of the electronic stuff. Apart from Bobby Gillespie saying all he ever wanted was to make a song as good as "Everything's Gone Green" I'm not sure how comfortable the rest of the band was with that.
I fucking hated the pseudo-Americana "Rocks" type shite though. It actually took me a while to forgive them for that after Screamadelica.