Monday, June 15, 2009

Children Of The Riot Squad

The best song we have heard from Collapsing Cities so far this morning is their new single Tazers. We've liked this band for a couple of years now since the release of Elixer Always and if this new single from their forthcoming second album is anything to go by their time in the UK has had a galvanising, perhaps even maturing effect on them. Lead singer Steve Mathieson and fellow guitarists James Brennan drawl the line "Tasers, on the walls, reflecting on the sink, as we laugh ourselves to sleep" over lovely bubbling keys and Bunnymanesque rhythms topped off by a guitar sound that would give Martin Phillips hope in the future of pop music again. Good signs all round from one of Aotearoa's most promising bands...bring on the album boys.