This was always going to be an anticipated release, not just because it is the first single from new album 'Comfort In Sound' but, of course, to see if and how Feeder have coped with the tragic loss of drummer Jon Lee at the start of the year.
It's a tribute to Lee that the band have got as fine a drummer as ex-Skunk Anansie tub thumper Mark Richardson in, although he is not yet an official band member. It's also a tribute that Feeder have lost none of their knack for knocking out 3 minutes of pure fuzzing guitars, pumping bass and firecracker drums powering it all along.
Lyrically it's clear that Grant Nicholas still misses his old friend but this is far from a morose ode to a long lost friend. The pounding drums provide the basis for the excellent guitar line to weave it's way in and out. Nicholas has a great talent for delivering catchy pop hooks and making them rock. The fans will love it and more importantly Feeder will carry on where they left last year and keep on attracting new admirers.
The B-sides are typical fare, slightly heavier and not as catchy as the single but still good stuff. The video makes the DVD format an essential purchase if your fan of lady drummers. Oh yes.