By RPA & The United Nations of Sound
RPA & The United Nations of Sound is the new band from Richard Ashcroft. First single, 'Born Again' has a spring in its step, thanks to the endless rounds of hand-clap sound effects that make up 90% of the song. There's a cool nonchalance to the lounging guitars and stripped-down arrangements, not to mention Ashcroft's distinctive drawl. However, this song is guilty of rumbling along at the same, comfortable pace. It has an effortless appeal, and will get you tapping your feet and nodding your head in no time, but it's too easy to forget this song the moment you switch it off.