Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tracklist: Niteflights - Ask Me Anything

When we first wrote about Kilburn via Lancashire's Niteflights last July we noted they "sound more like contemporaries of Orange Juice, or maybe the Subway Sect, then of whoever the schmindie band du jour are... capable of crafting a pop hook as they are of upending expectations, unassuming and careful but ready to surprise and to lace the pot with lyrical cyanide." Two things: no, we never were very good at describing a band's specific sound, and they still sound like their own people even when affecting the broad sound of contemporaries (think Mitchell Museum, STN regulars). From their newest songs Ask Me Anything is a restless shake, drums sounding like they're on the verge of collapsing the song in on itself, organ vainly trying to keep hold, generally coming at things from the other angle trying to offload all their current emotional baggage as they speed on, and it's all over in 140 seconds.

Ask Me Anything - Niteflights by niteflightsmusic

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