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No Tomorrow / I Love You by The Boyfriends

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Reviewed on 21st October 2004.


No Tomorrow / I Love You

By The Boyfriends

While the band may have a crap name they actually do have the knack to pen a couple of decent tunes as demonstrated on this two-track CD.

"No Tomorrow" could have been an anthem in the 80s and would have stood loud and proud alongside the outputs of bands such as The Cure and Joy Division. While the song comes across as being uplifting, it seems to harbour darkness that Ian Curtis made famous. Vocally you'd be forgiven for thinking that a certain fellow named Morrissey was part of the band such is the similarity in styles. A modern day comparison could be made with the likes of Interpol who seem to be on the same wavelength when it comes to being successful and miserable.

"I love you" creeps along with an murky and memorable distorted riff while the band continue to attempt to bring 80s British music back to the future. With the likes of The Cure and even Duran Duran making returns all we need now is for Spandau Ballet to pull out their hair spray and make the revival complete. Maybe the timing is just right for The Boyfriends.



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