Of course, both tracks are suitably moody, focusing on Caroline Finch's scary, whispering vocals and alarmingly glamorous air

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Linoleum : I'm in love with a German film star

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Linoleum : I’m in love with a German film star

Time for the week’s regular goth slot. And it’s good to see [a]Linoleum[/a] have become no more cheery since their flirtation with American mega-bucks all turned sour last year. Now they’re back to (probably) living in squalor and wearing the tatty black Oxfam jumpers that made them, they sound much happier. Except they don’t, if you see what I mean.

In a remarkable move of goth solidarity, this sees [a]Linoleum[/a]

cover the Passions‘, erm, hit
‘I’m In Love With A German

Film Star’
on limited-edition

seven-inch (weep all those who actually live in the 21st century).

Of course, both tracks are suitably moody, focusing on Caroline Finch‘s scary, whispering vocals and alarmingly glamorous air. But because she’s so utterly self-contained and focused, the first track especially is pretty good too. She lends the song exactly what it needs for that smoky, foreign air and elusive cool. And frankly, she sounds like she’d eat Contempo alive and spit out the nasty bits. Which is a damn good start.

SIOBHAN GROGAN