Undercut remind me of nothing more than U2. And I hate U2. But I like Undercut.
It's not that they sound like them. Thank God. It's the overall feel - the trick of being as epic as it's possible to be within three minutes and forty-one seconds, whilst simultaneously keeping one's feet firmly on the ground. The ability to be fresh and youthful and yet retain a strong maturity. The fact that the chorus almost passes you by while you're listening to the song, but won't leave you alone when you press stop.
But 'Soul Food Mother' doesn't sound like U2. It sounds like Therapy? in a mellow mood, or Del Amitri with an injection of youth and a good kick up the arse. It's a sound big enough to fill the aircraft hangar the band have been rehearsing in, but tight and focused with it. Most of all, it's the sound of a band with a bright future. I like.
7Nick Lancaster.'s Score