The Longcut are a new band from Manchester who have a guitar player, a bass player and a lead singer who also plays the drums. They utilise these instruments to create an expansive crescendo of sound that blends dance, punk and electronic beats - and their latest single A Quiet Life is no exception to this rule.
Their influences are also diverse; here they remain faithful to their city's heritage by fusing Joy Division and New Order, and there's even a splash of The Rapture thrown in, particularly when vocalist Stuart Ogilvie bursts into his frenzied falsetto.
But despite the several reference points, The Longcut manage to create a sound that's very much their own. Indeed, this is a superb piece of music that gets better with every listen - frantic strumming, a juggernaut of a bass line and pounding drums merge together to create a hugely impressive noise that's a pure adrenaline rush from start to finish. "All I Wanted Was A Quiet Life!" screams Ogilvie on the chorus - with more songs of this stature, he's likely to be disappointed.