The Long Blondes – Century

...dubby downbeat disco

The lead single from The Long Blondes’ follow up to their excellent 2006 album Someone To Drive You Home, starts off like Enya doing disco, which emphasizes how much the quartet have moved on from the surf rock sounds of their debut.

As the four-to-the-floor beat comes in and uber-cool rock chick Kate Jackson repeatedly moans “everything I touch”, you sense that finally – and just as Debbie Harry has just gone grey – a satisfactory replacement for Blondie may have arrived. But it’s not totally backward facing. Century’s dubby downbeat disco flirts with the future as well as the past.

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