By The Wonder Stuff
Perhaps best known for the wonderful "Size Of A Cow" and their collaboration with Vic Reeves, The Wonder Stuff were a strongly supported band in their day. It's that strong support that seems to have tempted them back to offer more. Miles Hunt's voice still rings clear and true and kicks the 'stuffies out in front from the off. A staggered drum rhythm and flamenco guitar add a sinister air to the music as Hunt rasps along "I'll slap you down, slap you down". It's not going to heavily dent the charts but it's of a quality that many current young bands should aspire to and will be warmly welcomed by longtime fans.
"Escape From Rubbish Island" chugs along at more of pop pace, the ring of guitars and great vocal phrasing make this a jaunty sing-along that will generate a certain degree of movement in even the most stagnant of hips. "We'll make our escape, cos it's rubbish here" spit Hunt. Not here it's not, welcome back.