What's this - a Hood song with a tune? Surely not! A number from the depressing Yorkshire four-piece which actually has the effect of getting you tapping your foot in time with the music? Never!
Well, believe it or not, The Negatives, the second single from Hood's current album Outside Closer, does exactly that. Following the initial mournful cello it transcends into a bouncy little tune featuring some tambourine bashing which simply beckons you to clap along. Yes, you did read that right, I said clap along to a Hood song! I can't wait to see that live!
The folktronica band do not stray away from their usual traits lyrically however, with such lines as: "There isn't any space for love anymore, and if you know the feeling then you need to go to the furthest place from your house" offering up the usual dose of negativity you'd expect, and all sung in a tired style. But there are certainly more positives than negatives to be heard here.