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Day One : I'm doin' fine

Their second single dovetails lost love, alienation and the uneasy brotherhood of man while doing something persuasive with calm breaks that isn't trip-hop.

From one-dimensional hip-hop then, to nu-folk neo-daisy age no-script-hop. On paper, a craft built like this should never float. You can almost see it listing: buoyed up for a second by vintage De La Soul, then weighed down by strings, piano and guitar, its ropes becoming hopelessly tangled in a voice that recalls Paul Simon at his most piano bar. Somehow, though, against prevailing winds, Bristol's Day One do it just fine.







Their second single dovetails lost love, alienation and the uneasy brotherhood of man while doing something persuasive with calm breaks that isn't trip-hop. Programmer Donnie Harwige sprinkles nice glitches and tidy instrumental samples into a stark tune, while the splendidly named Phelim Byrne gets all forthright over the top. If you're going to see Gomez this week (and we know you are) get there a little early to have your mind opened a crack.



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