Northern Ambition NAM011CD: 30th October 2006
1. One More Minute
“Honestly, it really is a crying shame, that I bend my will to suit your ways, trust in me, now I’m getting old I know, that I’ll never find my way back home”
2. Follow Me Down
“The cycle must be broken, don’t want to end up like your old man, in silence with words left unspoken”
“And now you’re isolated and I see you falling, growing old and breaking down, and now you’re isolated and I hear you calling, but there’s no one to save you now”
I’ve been a fan of Omerta since their first release, ‘Everyone Is Frozen / Learn To Love The System’. ‘One More Minute’ is Omerta’s third single after last October’s ‘One Chance’. I’ve just found out that “Omerta” is the Mafia code of silence, so hopefully I won’t find the severed head of some unfortunate quadruped in my bed for telling you about this release.
I can’t help feeling (Despite there being no obvious reference to it) that the lyric to ‘One More Minute’ is about Bush and Blair. It could be the militaristic cover artwork or it could be that I’ve spent the last week immersed in ‘Over There’ (A harrowing thirteen part drama set in the Iraq war that I just got on DVD). If you’re a fan of Editors then you’ll love Aaron Starkie’s deep voice, but he can also slip into a searing Falsetto. ‘Follow Me Down’ is a menacing mix of twitching Guitars and sharp Strings. ‘Isolated’ is the best of the three songs. The vocals are richly emotional and the music shimmers, pulsates and explodes.
Here are links to download four songs that you might have missed from the first two sold-out releases: