Tragically discovered this album in asda a couple of weeks ago. Had no idea who Red Light Company were but extremely suspicious, mainly based on view that asda would only stock if it was some feeble pop album and that they they had a rubbish name. Returned to shelf...
A couple of days later trawling through on demand videos on Virgin and came across Scheme Eugene, which I only selected because I have a friend called Eugene. The track, with its utterly ridiculously catchy hook, blew me away. Had a vague feeling I'd heard of this band before, but where? Another trip to asda, the album still there and having checked out a few other songs which showed promise I decided to buy. A decision I don't anticipate regretting.
The first track, Words of Spectacular, brings to mind The Darkness, but in a good way if that's possible. Actually it works despite sounding a wee bit like The Darkness. Elsewhere there's the vocal sneer of Brett Anderson resonating throughout. What gets me is that this album is drenched in hooks, riffs and tunes galore- this band are ready made for the big arenas and will go down a storm at Festivals, with the result that this will be one of the biggest (and best) albums of this year.
Have this on my mp3 player and was somewhat disappointed to be offered a lift home from work when all I really wanted to do was listen to Fine Fascination on the way home on the train. It really is that good.
A complete joy, unashamedly recommended, by an old fuddy duddy.