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McKeown’s former Yummy Fur bandmate Alex Kapranos might well have wanted to make girls dance with Franz Ferdinand, but with tracks like ‘Enjoying Myself’ and The Modern Lovers-loving ‘Switch’, at their best 1990s sound like they could make anyone within earshot overdose on their own serotonin.
Things do sometimes get laboured and one-dimensional. But, there’s a wry Glaswegian humour here, which ensures there are plenty of smiles to go with those dance moves – nowhere more so than on the stomping ‘Cult Status’ in which McKeown takes a swipe at past-it hipsters, culminating in the laugh-out-loud couplet: “My cult status keeps me alive/My cult status keeps me fucking your wife”.
Dig out those old ripped jeans, 1990s are bringing the classic rock’n’roll party back into your living room as of tonight. No, as of right now.
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