Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Everything is Going to Shit

mini post: Today Bloc Party released their new track Mercury after quite some build up and even a facebook countdown application (cool huh?). Early reviews from punters are less than impressed with the direction Kele Okereke continues to take the band. Where are the guitars one might ask.

Like 2007's Flux, Mercury is produced by Jacknife Lee and gives us a hint of what the coming third album will sound like. In the end controversial Flux was loved by fans the world around however here at bawley we're not quite sure we'll warm to Mercury anytime soon. Kele, we get your retrograde-war sub-text but perhaps this time mercury going into retrograde is a sign for something else. Maybe I just got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

Listen and watch here.


Nick said...

Yeah, it's not great is it?

Respect to BP for not just rehashing what they've done before but this doesn't really work for me. Ah well, we'll see what the album's like.

Nick said...

Incidentally, Mercury "may or may not" appear on the third album, according to a "spokesperson" for the band. So that's helpful.

Tanya said...

I think I like the song after a second listen but I don't think it will be a Bar 32 special. The no guitar sound saddens me too. I also can't help but think they got their inspiration for the film clip from the BEAST of Royston Vasey.

Hummer said...

It is a little shit.