The Bluetones - Fastboy/Liquid Lips (Superior Quality)
UK release date: April 21 2003
Britpop survivors The Bluetones, having been
in the studio since last year, release double A-side Fastboy and Liquid
Lips taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album. As Mark
Morriss puts it: "Both songs are from the first session recorded for the
album in which we've taken a stripped down approach to the songwriting
Indeed Fastboy seems pretty bare, with its catchy
hook and hump-along vocals. It's a dead cert to chart, and a song inherently
suited to a band which takes a festival stage mid-day, rousing a couple of
thousand indie kids into hand-clapping, lager-spilling gyration.
Liquid Lips is a poor indie man's attempt at rock'n'roll.
It could do with some more overdubs, perhaps some rhythm guitar as well,
rather than the stripped-down approach.