This first sliver of Elephant is as infectious and damned fine a noise as the twosome have ever made. A sleazy magic ties Jack's distorted vocals to his all-pervading bass riff, while his guitar and Meg's drums and (especially) cymbals fill any sonic gaps with palpable texture.
Recorded in London, the record seems to have been infected with a glam rock tinge that recalls T-Rex - and Brendan Benson's Good To Me follows a similar theme.
Black Jack Davey, a traditional song recorded by Taj Mahal amongst many over the years, gets the Whites treatment as well. And if it does't become a festival pleaser all over again there's no justice in the world.