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Wow. Best riff of the week by a mile… Just when you thought The Fratellis had sucked the very lifeblood from the Indie Nation, along come Ripchord to provide the kiss of life. Boisterous, life-affirming and channelling the spirit of early Supergrass (not easy), ‘Backstabber’ seethes and snarls like Gordon Ramsay let loose on your local kebab shop. Say it loud: the best thing to come out of the Best Midlands scene. Let the bitching begin.

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