Now this is more like it.
It's not every day that you hear rollerskates, Virginia Woolf and soul mentioned in the same collection of verses, so hats off to Assembly Now, who not only manage to combine the aforementioned trio amidst their incendiary conversation about life in London's indie-centric underbelly, but also manage to inject a modicum of spunk and sweat into the mix, too.
'It's Magnetic' sounds like Bloc Party covering the best bits of Idlewild's Captain (i.e. all of it), but don't think for one minute that Assembly Now are New Cross copyists. In fact they're anything but, and if you're still unsure try listening to the onslaught that is 'Out On 24s' on the flipside, which seems to be a tale of skullduggery and deception in the Midlands.
8Dom Gourlay's Score