Don't you just hate those big lists of friend requests you get on MySpace from bands you've never heard of? Pages and pages of charmless singer-songwriters peddling their pedestrian woes as universal and elegant (DENY), comment space spamming sixth form bands that batter their guitars as if grunge never ended (ban first THEN deny), and laptop guys with beards from mainland Europe making the kind of post Trip Hop "chillout" crap that Richard D James might make if you confiscated his vast imagination (deny and then consider deleting MySpace account forever but chicken out at the last minute).
But the good thing about the labyrinthine corridors of MySpace is that occasionally, something brilliant will leap out of the ether and smack you right in the face. So it was with 586... 'We Got Bored' is the kind of dayglo hyperpop that bounces onto you like an overexcited cartoon labrador, licking your face with big sticky synths, knocking you over with bounding hooks and scrabbling away with its faux-moody sweet 'n' sour attitude. It's the very best kind of hit and run pop song, concise but kind of spazzed out too, full of fluorescent edges and tinfoil gilded charm, reflected ninth-hand grrrrrr attitude punchlining you round the face with glitterpink boxing gloves... and afterwards you're left breathless and bruised, but wanting to go again. This is the kind of song the repeat button was invented for. Or, because it's on vinyl (yay!), that clicky plastic arm thing that makes it play again and again. So get yourself down to Rough Trade and pick one up before they're all gone - this could quite easily be a future cult classic.
9John Brainlove's Score