Having emerged through a hail of fanfares just over a year ago with the incessantly catchy 'Put You In Your Place', the tide is starting to turn for The Sunshine Underground. _Or_, to pose the question more succinctly: am I the only person who feels distinctly underwhelmed by this lot?
Packed with promise and a healthy use of cowbells and bass lines, the early signs were that The Sunshine Underground looked set to be the UK's answer to Radio 4 and The Rapture – their hybrid of punk, funk and rock might just create a new dimension for up-and-coming bands to aspire to.
Sadly, one listen to 'Borders' dispels that myth quite adversely and only points at what cynics were probably whispering under their breath as long ago as December 2005: The Sunshine Underground are merely just another ‘indie’ band without ambition.
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