Does anybody really care about Nine Black Alps anymore? Nope, and songs like ‘Bitter End’ are the reason why. Basically, they’ve done a Cooper Temple Clause – in other words, NBA are a prime example of a once edgy, exciting band (remember ‘Cosmopolitan’?), who have abandoned all their once-pure intentions in favour of churning out inoffensive indie-by-numbers and competing for a ‘coveted’ spot on Jo Whiley’s daytime playlist. A few people took exception to their Nirvana-lite approach on their first record, but this track is more heinous a crime to our ears.