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Chase by The Cinematics

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Reviewed on 14th September 2005.



By The Cinematics

Although it opens with the slightly trembly vocals and chiming guitars best associated with playlist staples like Coldplay and their ilk, the debut single from Glasgow-based foursome The Cinematics may not be destined for Radio 2 after all.

The standard Epic Rock beginnings of 'Chase' are quickly suspended by several mischievous changes of pace and loosely spattered with bursts of staccato chords, drawing on the oft cited legacy of post punkers like Magazine and PiL. But instead of the inevitable suffocating despair associated with the 'No Future' generation of late 1970s Britain - and frequently replicated still by young bucks like Interpol and Editors - 'Chase' looks toward something brighter. The open-hearted delivery of their singer hints at the vulnerable appeal of Jeff Buckley, and The Cinematics let magic triumph over the mundane, at least for the moment anyway.



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