As one might expect from a CD with the tag-line ‘A four-song tale of porn, evil women and heavy metal,’ 'She Gives Me Nothing' has a self-conscious and very deliberate sleaziness to it. It’s all somewhat overdone and over the top; the song introduced with a sampled woman informing the listener that ‘I won’t bite you unless you beg me to’ being a case in point. First line "She’s only 17 but that’s enough, I feel unclean" pretty much sets the tone for the whole thing, and that Fatal Attraction wish-fulfilment idea of how great it’d be to meet some interestingly twisted women and what they’d do to you if you ever did come across them. Whatever.
Musically, it’s an upbeat rock/pop crossover CD with daft backing vocals. Instant Species are very retro indeed, but they draw from so many different sources that there’s nothing you could point to them as sounding exactly like, despite the overall level of derivativeness being high. It’s exuberant stuff with big (and, indeed, sleazy) guitars, and even the more serious moments are done in a bouncy, chirpy kinda way which gives out the air of feel-good escapism you might expect to hear in an alcopop advert.