By The Wasp Factory
I first heard The Wasp Factory being played on XFM earlier this year and their name stuck in my head as it's taken from the title of one of my favourite novels (by Iain Banks), so it seemed as good a reason as any to check out their latest single.
Bucking the current trend for angular, staccato melodies "Nothing No More" has far more in common with Britpop era bands such as The Bluetones, The Charlatans and Shed Seven. It's got a rich full sound with some rather wry lyrics; "you ain't too easy on my ears, but girl you're easy on the eye" is one of my favourites and brings to mind some former girlfriends of mine.
It's a song I could happily listen to over and over, which is in fact what I did whilst writing this review; my only reservation would be is that it's not quite punchy enough to really capture people's attention.