It starts with some well-timed wake-up-call shouts and a guitar line that follows a sultry but shrewd female vocal. Then the male vocal comes in. Then there’s a time change and more shouts. And the vocals mix up. And then…
It’s not I’m From Barcelona or Architecture In Helsinki, but it’s certainly in the same vein. While the aforementioned references are Scandinavian and Australian respectively, running in parallel with them are this Norwich crew, Bearsuit. Here we have a theatrical costume cupboard brim full of mad musical expressionists illustrating the point that a pop song need not follow a set pattern. Here we have, at last, one of the singles that will make 2007 memorable.
John Peel would be proud and Norwich should be, too.