The Gossip's Standing In The Way Of Control has recently earned itself a reissue after being used in trailers for E4's new drama Skins. Here's what we said about the track on its original release...|
What is the hot topic of the day? A Z-list celebrity's ghost written biography, downloaded into a series of soft porn podcasts, overdubbed with commentary from Vernon Kay? The possibilities are as mind bogglingly baffling as Heat magazine is suicide inducing.
So, it is perhaps reassuring, that in the fickle world of the indie single release, everyone worth their emaciated weight in jagged hair cuts is talking about the Gossip.
The band are a marketing man's nightmare. Standing In The Way Of Control is a protest to the anti-gay marriage laws in US. Imagine pitching that to Pop Idol? Plus, Beth Ditto is the size of a small whale. She probably eats four Karen Os for breakfast. And here's the laugh-out-loud funny part - the song is fucking ace. Disco guitars. Motown drums. And a voice with more soul than a district of Indian burial grounds. It is like a check list for a 'build your own anthem' kit. Add to this a collection of remixes that are actually worth listening to and suddenly everything seems even rosier.