This record is typical Goldrush and as such has absolutely no pretentions towards artistry, experimentalism, meaningfulness, or basically being anything other than a simple acoustic indie pop song. This is bad if you're after miding-bending warped new directions for music to go in, or raw pulsating energy, but very good if all you want is a catchy song played with conviction and with the ablility to put a big smile on your face or get you singing along. While it doesn't really offfer anything new, it is probably their best single so far, with the very breathy vocals reaching a new level of quiet desperation and given extra emphasis by the guitars chugging in and out through the verses.
Oh, and any band who can get away with rhyming "sky" with "technology" are clearly onto a winner...
First B-side Landscape is essentially more of the same, but Help Yourself offers a different sound with it's looped vocal and odd clicks and has a hazy, dreamy atmosphere which suggests, like Dead from the Love Is Here single, that they have enough tricks up their sleeve to make an album with more than just joyous indie anthem after joyous indie anthem.
7Iain Forrester's Score