Saturday, 13 September 2008

Come Saturday – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (Fortuna Pop!)

This free download from Fortuna Pop! sees The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart being whizzily ebullient and will make you jump around the room in a daze of pop joy in the same way as when The Ramones come on the radio.

‘Ooh ooh ooh’ sing The Pains against a snowstorm of trebly fuzz – just like My Bloody Valentine used to do circa ‘Lovelee Sweet Darlene’. There are lots of little nods here to the Valentines’ fearsome jangle-pop era – cute boy vocals, tumultuously ecstatic drumming a la Colm O’Ciosoig’s heart-burst octopus attacks, a wee melodic quirk that sounds exactly like ‘She Loves You No Less’ and similar lyrical concerns to ‘Another Rainy Saturday’. None of these are bad things obviously. In fact they’re brilliant things.

But the main thing is ‘Come Saturday’ is a sugar rush pop buzz that will leave you fizzing for more. So best look out for the Fortuna Pop! released album coming soon!

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