Dog Box BOX6: 13th February 2006
1. Largs Hum
"If you sit at the water's edge, and you stare out into the abyss, you will find yourself listening, you will find your hand forming a fist"
"Every time it rains, you're here in my head, like the sun coming out"
'Largs Hum' is an anthemic electro song with a guy (Rodney Relax) listing Scottish place names in the background. Musically it reminds me of Depeche Mode but with soaring vocals. The lyrics seem to be searching for some indefinable shadow at the back of the mind. Is it god, is it the government listening in or is it just a nagging doubt?
'Cloudbusting' is a brilliant cover of Kate Bush's single. Swimmer One's vocalist Andrew Eaton duets with guest female singer Ora Bissett to stunning effect. Once again it has an electro production that brings an interesting harder edge to the song. But it still retains that humable sound. This should be ranked alongside The Futureheads' version of 'Hounds Of Love' as a great Kate cover.
This is also available free from Dog Box records.