ARTIST / BAND: The Long Blondes
SONG (MP3): Here Comes The Serious Bit
FILE UNDER: New Wave / Idol / Pop
LABEL: Rough Trade
INFO: Musically, "Couples" sees The Long Blondes stepping, dancing, falling and laughing into BRAVE NEW WORLDS; the crystalline 'Century' fuses the lyrical collages of Bryan Ferry and the musical cut-and-paste of Saint Etienne. The glacial, minimal 'Too Clever By Half' contrasts with the dark murmurs of 'Round The Hairpin', essentially a 1950s teen death-disc taking an unsettling turn via drummer Screech's Krautrock rhythms and Kate's backwards singing.