THE ENERGY – Champagne Lifestyle (CD EP)

Champagne Lifestyle CoverVectix VECTCD01: 28th August 2006
1. Thursday Night Antics
“All jokin’ aside baby, you know I will, sleep with you, and leave you in the morning, to pay the bill”
2. I Love Your Shoes
“People point the finger at Muslims, because they wanna see ’em in the stocks, and there’s a real danger round our way, he tucks his trackies in his socks”
3. Fair Havana
“My Telephone is full of numbers I have rung, and it is not my fault if all your friends are highly strung”
4. Little Johnny
“Johnny said he was a Libertine, she said I heard Johnny, what’s that mean, he said I don’t know, but it sure sounds good, jump on the bandwagon, like I knew you would”

‘Thursday Night Antics’ is a finely crafted Pop-Rock single in the mould of Arctic Monkeys but it lacks a certain spark. ‘Fair Havana’ is like one of those great Acoustic B-sides that Noel Gallagher used to write. ‘Little Johnny’ is much more aggressive than the other songs and it takes the second prize.

The first prize goes to ‘I Love Your Shoes’, which is the bona-fide classic that you’ll need to buy this EP to get hold of. The line I’ve quoted above is so simple, yet it brilliantly takes the kind of poisonous tripe that’s regularly pumped out by The Daily Mail and contrasts it with the ‘Chav’ problem (Or as I call them… “Scum”). The title of the EP is taken from the superb opening line of this song “You’ve got your Champagne lifestyle, on a budget of Lemonade”.

If this EP is anything to go by then these guys have real potential, but they need to better define their sound to set themselves above the rest of the Indie crowd.

Jewels For Eyes (Demo) mp3
Petty Jealousy (Demo) mp3
Sort It Out (Demo) mp3
Run Katy Run (Demo) mp3

You can buy the CD and some T-shirts from The Energy’s site. Or you can digitally buy the whole EP or just a track or two from TuneTribe or IndieStore.

The Energy Website / The Energy MySpace Page

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