A multi-award-winning experience of what it’s like to live in constant fear, from rookie Hungarian director László Nemes
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Just here to pay the legal fees, natch
Miraculously, however, it verges on the, um, blinding. ‘I Wish’ is the key track here, a delicate horn-flecked homage to 2 Tone that sounds like the aborted summer of ska never happened. Such is the might of Pete’s lyrical trickery that, after listening to him sing for two minutes, even the most vindictive paparazzo is bound to feel some smidgen of sympathy for him. ‘I Wish’ is no exception, and lines like, “I’m piping almost every night/Watch my dreams float by/Out of sight/I wish to God I’d just been stabbed, oh” make you just wanna take him home and start pouring the Horlicks. Exposed to this EP, even those of us who despise Pete Doherty beyond all mortal sense will have to concede the lanky one some sliver of genius.
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