Monday, 6 May 2013

Night Engine - Young And Carefree

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We first clapped our ears upon 'Young And Carefree' when we featured Night Engine back in October and they had several songs streaming online. We didn't bother mentioning this song, as the other tunes they were streaming at the time (the player has changed slightly now) were much more noteworthy. Night Engine were taking all of what made the 1980s pop scene bad and turning it into good. They have something a little extra, perhaps an advantage gained with the benefit of hindsight, and they make funky New Romantic tunes with some of the class of Talking Heads or maybe Nile Rodgers-era Bowie.

Were we right to single out other songs in favour of the track they've chosen to be their second single? Well there's nothing wrong with 'Young And Carefree', but knowing that they have 'On And On' and 'I'll make It Worth Your While' hidden away somewhere our stance remains the same. Although these may be being held back for future singles, perhaps a big push come festival time. So for now, 'Young And Carefree' will more than suffice, but if it's your first time of hearing this lot then it might be worth a trip to their SoundCloud page where you'll find argueably better examples of their work.

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Catch them live:
May 16 The Great Escape, Brighton, United Kingdom
May 24 Dot To Dot Festival, Manchester, United Kingdom
May 25 Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol, United Kingdom
May 26 Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham, United Kingdom
May 30 London XOYO, London, United Kingdom
Jun 09 Mr Kyps, Poole, United Kingdom
Jun 12 Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Jun 13 Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jun 17 Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Jun 18 The Studio, Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Jun 23 Redbourn Club, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Jul 18 Henham Park, Beccles, United Kingdom

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