"Slow and steady" seems to be the maxim adopted by Oxford's Dive Dive. They've been around, literally for years, first as melodic punky types Dustball, then in their current incarnation once university duties had been completed. It's been a decade now, they have a sizeable local live following and yet this is only their second proper single.
And a fine single it is too, not least because of its vitriolic lyrical jibing at Hollywood celebs ("I'll have money to burn from the coke club gold card / Cuts from the doormen who only hear me out 'cause I'm wealthy"). The music is suitably rancorous too, with decidedly angular guitars, a staccato rhythm and Jamie Stuart's peculiar but effective Miles Hunt-with-a-cold nasal sneer.
The overall effect is a bit like a more organic Radio 4. And although the B-side, Ditty, fares less well (acoustic numbers like this require a voice of more angelic quality), there is enough here to suggest that the years that Dive Dive spent honing their craft were time well-spent.