Modest Mouse


Clearly inspired by the shock capture of veteran playmaker Johnny Marr, these former US indie cloggers have made their finest single to date. Glissando strings glide around choppy Chic guitars and salty brass, while the whole thing sounds rather marvellously like Franz Ferdinand doing ‘Reward’ by Teardrop Explodes – underwater. Now, if only The Futureheads could pick up Frank Black on a free transfer.