Console CONS08: 23rd October 2006
1. This Is Not A Circular
“Is it wrong or is it right, I can’t describe what’s on my mind, you’ve been talking in my sleep, but that’s alright with me”
2. Mr Picture Perfect
“When you come down to earth, who’s gonna catch you, and will they be wearing gloves”
‘This Is Not A Circular’ starts with a haunting Manics style vocal sample but soon gives way to classic soaring Pop. The Bass line is worthy of Paul McCartney and the massive chorus is pure ELO. In fact, all the sixties legends like The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Kinks are conjured up. ‘Mr Picture Perfect’ wouldn’t be out of place on a Divine Comedy album. The music is a little less showy but it still had me clicking my fingers and clapping my hands. Beneath the breezy music of the two songs the lyrics are about feelings of dissatisfaction with our consumer culture.