Sharp-edged post-punk shapes...
Career

London post-punk types Career have shared new single 'Ex-Versions'.

The band have stated their independence over and over, releasing a string of intriguing EPs.

Rhythmically obtuse while remaining melodically immediate, Career recall groups such as Gang Of Four or early Wire, yet their frustrated sense of arch Englishness feels thoroughly modern.

New single 'Ex-Versions' is a short, succinct demonstration of what makes the group so appealing: snappy of riff, barbed of vocal, it's a wry, off kilter ear-worm.

Here's a quote from the band: "The song is about a relationship that's souring and the narrator thinks things have changed. Accidents and unexpected outcomes lead to comparisons of the present and the past, and sometimes you think that the person you used to be is someone you prefer. I suppose it's about insecurity."

Tune in now.

Catch Career at London's Brixton Windmill on August 28th.

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