While the new B&S album may have die-hard dufflecoat-wearers gasping in sheer insecurity at their heroes’ apparent shift towards polished popness, they can, at least temporarily, rest easy.
‘Step Into My Office, Baby’ is a return to the indie innuendoes that have served Stuart Murdoch and twee pals so well in past times. Which means nudge-nudge wink-wink workplace cheekiness via “a chance of overtime/say my place at nine” instructions and as much shy choirboy nattering as you’re ever likely to get from a singer fast approaching middle age.
It’s catchy, fun and almost throwaway. Here’s hoping they don’t take any overriding t.A.t.U. influence from Trevor Horn’s much-lauded production and make the accompanying video dressed as sexually confused school kids, though. That’d be just plain disturbing.
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