Hip gunslingers Bloc Party follow potential single(s) of the year (parts I and II) with a horizon-blazing, saddle-slashing blast from their debut album.
It sounds like… cowboys. Why cowboys? Why not? The shirts and boots are as hot right now as the BP boys who’re currently blowing up in all the cool corners of America and the ICE COLD chambers of Europe.
‘Helicopter’ is a rally cry, a call to arms against all those accepting fools sitting still. They’re shootin’ doubters at dawn and having breakfast with Scandinavian beauties. Sounding like yet more guitars tumbling into space. Fresh and inventive. Alsorts’a buzzing, vocal ghosts swooping and topped with big dollops of horse chase bass. Those oft’ off key, perfection back-tracking, backing vocals are cased in fuzz.
Are you happy for a new world?
Get your nodding dog head on, burn your MSP cds, discard your pretender-hipster yankie fad bands, and take this, and party. Yeehaw!
8Sean Adams's Score