Is it wailing Mansun-esque indie rock? Is it a juddering nu-rock assault? Or merely a mismatched hotch potch of both?
Nothing inherently wrong with 'A Pearl Necklace For Her Majesty', but it's a song about as subtle as the fnar fnar title suggests. "_Blessed are the royal favourites_" snarls singer Stuart Jones in a raging rage against the monarchy. Hang on, aren't we doing Iraq this year?
I am of course being slightly trite: Colour Of Fire will draw their niches fans in that Mansun/Placebo/Manics vein, and very well done to them. But is it unfair to demand more?
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