Tuesday 26 February 2013

SULK - Flowers

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

How good's your memory? Today mine was given a test. In five and a half years of The Sound Of Confusion being in existence we've featured hundreds of bands and thousands of songs. Upon hearing this new single by London-based quintet SULK a rare smile lit up my usually miserable face. Back in 2008 on our radio show we were getting excited about this promising new band called The Ruling Class. They seemed to have some ace tracks. A year or so later they were awarded Obligatory Record Of The Week for the baggy-style single 'Marian Shrine'. This was their second OROTW. The first? Well that was in the summer of 2008 and was a little tune called 'Flowers'.

Me and our Scottish correspondent (for I think it was he who discovered them) were both excited about the prospects for the band, but then it all went silent. A couple of years passed with little activity and we heard about a name change. The Ruling Class were no more, SULK were born. Finally it's been announced that their long overdue debut album will be released on April 15th preceded by a single on April 1st. That single? It's only bloody 'Flowers'! They've given it a facelift and a general makeover so that it now sounds like a more vital piece of early 90s indie/dance than it did in the first place. It's mighty fine to hear this song again, let's hope it gets more coverage this time around.

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