The Cherubs - I Go To Whom I'm Dressed For EP (Cargo)
UK release date: 7 February 2005
If the The Cherubs are a sign of musical trends in 2005 then it would appear we have regressed a couple of years, and the sound of New York tinged New Wave will once again be putting its head above the pulpit.
Not that The The Cherubs are from New York though. They met through a kind of accidental somnambulist selection process, and ended being a sterling model of Norwegian/British comradeship. Sadly it would seem they have a similar lacksidasical approach when it comes to writing killer tunes.
This single follows the well-received Hey Bunny released late last year. It sets its stall out proudly, leading off with the track Club Hoola Hoop's Walls, a song that has already ingrained itself in Steve Lamacq's playlist on Radio One. It's a pretty little ditty that borrows heavily from the 'play The Strokes In a Day' songbook, as does the B-side This Awful Morning. They are both good songs in their own right, and the band seems to have a lot of interesting friends (The Libertines, and The Departure to name a couple) at the moment, all of whom seem to believe strongly in the band. Yet, sounding a bit like the Strokes is not going to get you too far (just ask the Strokes themselves), and the fact that the The Cherubs are far from putting any kind of unique twist of their own into these efforts means that it could well be a bit of a struggle for them over the next few months..