By The Features
Never one to shy away from publically stating the bleedin' unobvious - some might say to leave our readers in a state of confusion - I'll say that for significant portions of The Features' new single The way it's meant to be they remind me of Mclusky. There's a similar vocal style and filthy, buzzsaw guitar, albeit The Features are less frantic and include an organ and handclaps to open. The organ sound is more prominent in the B-side, so when the guitar isn't in clean, nicey nice melodic mode the keys provide a worthwhile complement to the guitar's incessant chugging, overdriven alterego. Similarly, Matt Pelham's vocal delivery is far removed from the initial offering, so such comparisons with the Welsh trio all but disappear once we get to Someway, Somehow.