Kosheen : Hungry

Sounds uncomfortably like Emma Bunton[/url]’s indie/dance/pastoral stinker'What I Am'...

Kosheen are essentially an airbrushed, scrubbed up Faithless. While the Bristolian trio may prefer to see themselves as successors to Portishead's and Massive Attack's revolutionary and influential crowns, they are blatantly not.

Previous single 'Hide U' had a dark, peculiar drum’n’bass intent, but here they have decided to airbrush all the edges and settle cozily on the coffee table. 'Hungry', sounds uncomfortably like Emma Bunton’s indie/dance/pastoral stinker 'What I Am' with Tin Tin Out from last year. Suitably tossed onto an ad for a family saloon (y’know, a bit sporty and proof that while you may have the family and the comfortable job, you are still a true individual), it makes Faithless look like fearless visionaries. Surely a band has never had a better incentive to completely readdress everything they do.

Paul McNamee

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