Look. Directly. At. Your. Shoes. Yes, quit pondering the jheri curls of Matt Bowman from The Pigeon Detectives’ hair and get shoegazing. If The Twang could (briefly) make baggy cool, Jap-pop duo Asobi Seksu have resurrected the spirit of that other, much maligned, early-’90s guitar phenomenon (and by ‘phenomenon’ we mean the regulars in the Good Mixer loved it) and made it exciting again. However, ‘Thursday’ is not just retro-fuelled dirge.
It’s a brilliant, snow-flecked saunter of a tune that
feels like being licked awake by kittens after a hard night on the sake.