If The Divine Comedy lost the smoking jackets and decided that riding scooters around Brighton with their mop tops blowing in the wind was a sensible new direction, then they might well sound a little like The Blue Van. The Blue Van probably haven't ever bought a CD, or shopped in anything other than thrift stores. The fact that they learned their trade on instruments bought from second hand stores or that they found on a farm (as is the case of their Hammond Organ) shouldn't really surprise anyone upon hearing the first bar of Revelation Of Love.
Theirs is a sound that is more worn than a tramp's underpants. It's also a sound that is loved, like a tramp loves his underpants. Some might say that Revelation Of Love is yet another addition to the current garage oeuvre that The Strokes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs helped to build.
While there is plenty of wild drumming and loose production, Revelation Of Love is not a garage single. Instead, this brings to mind a time when The Kinks were writing songs about Dedicated Followers Of Fashion and bands were called ‘beat combos’. A catchy little number then, and one your mum will probably swear she bought on 7" when bands played real music.