By Mother Mother
Described as "your average tale of barn sex gone terribly wrong," by Mother Mother frontman Ryan Guldemond, 'Hay Loft' is a laugh-a-minute track that's infuriatingly, irritatingly catchy.
The combination of tongue-in-cheek lyrics, cartoonish, helium-filled female vocals and perfect timing, will have you walking around singing 'Hay Loft' for days on end. There does seem to be slightly too many instrumental passages mixed in - but maybe that's just because any second that isn't given over to that criminal-mastermind chorus, feels like an unforgivable waste. Resistance is futile: 'Hay Loft' is the new song you love to hate.
The piston like judder of B-side 'Wrecking Ball' is another folkish ditty of country-bumpkin acoustic guitar and a rip-roaring, hoe-down loving mid-song interlude. The ever-shifting harmonies of co-vocalists Ryan Guldemond, Molly Guldemond and Jasmin Parkin ensures that 'Wrecking Ball' is bubbling over with energy and enthusiasm. While lacking the loveable comedy of 'Hay Loft,' it's a charismatic, rustic sing-song with fascinating, multi-faceted vocals. A good song, completely eclipsed by the bizarrely brilliant A-side. Beg, steal or borrow a copy of 'Hay Loft' and prepare to be irritated to within an inch of your life - whilst thoroughly enjoying the experience.