Quirky as ever

Ah, The Fall, always the quirkiest kids on the block and they are still going strong on this single release (their first for Domino). The track has a solid beat and Mark E. Smith’s distinctive vocal style, half spoken, half drawled. It’s a pretty catchy tune with some nice keyboard work and staccato guitars. The Fall haven’t changed much in a long time, or at all really, but it never seems to matter too much as their brand of off-kilter art-rock doesn’t have many imitators or contenders; they do what they do and that’s always been enough. For fans, you know what to expect and this track delivers, it’s not the catchiest thing they’ve ever done but it’s solid, for newcomers, this is as good a place to start as any.