Grand National – Animal Sounds

Seems at first to be a marked departure

London-based duo Grand National precede their second record A Drink and a Quick Decision with this single that seems at first to be a marked departure from their previous material.

While there was always a programmed element to songs like Peanut Dreams, this opens with dead-eyed electronics that wouldn’t be out of place on a Kraftwerk record. The rest of the song doesn’t quite live up to this intriguing opening with its cheesy chorus and synthetic funk but they can definitely find a role as an edgier version of Canadian band Stars.

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