Baggy. Is it back? The Horrors, Bombay Bicycle Club and Arctic Monkeys have all been accused (lauded? congratulated?) for employing the spirit of Reni/Bez/Barry Mooncult this year.
And it does seem like those accusations aren’t entirely unwarranted either – the psychedelic swirls of ‘Shuffle’, ‘That’s Where You’re Wrong’ and ‘Still Life’ do totally help themselves to more than a little dancing swagger.
Fair play then, to Sulk, who do it more blatantly than all of them, right down to the bowl cuts, white tops’n’loose chains combos, super-8 video app, NORTHERN guitar riffs, Ian Brown-aping frontman and tunes that go ‘la la la’ a lot. Personally I don’t think there’s a lot wrong with that, as long as you do it all well. And ‘Wishes’, their debut single, is pretty damn catchy if nothing else:
If I were Mani I might be wondering about support bands right now. And if I were in Sulk I’d be getting excited about what could just be around the corner.