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Between the grungy, propulsive rock of ‘Buildings’ and the more danceable indie of ‘Don’t You Ever’, Northern Ireland’s General Fiasco have proven they’ve got the talent and the tightness to pull off a number of differing genres. ‘Bad Habits’, their first single from their sophomore effort Unfaithfully Yours, sees Owen and the gang straddle the feistiness of their inception to the indie tricks they’ve honed since being on the road.
It’s got the pomp and energy of ‘Dancing With Girls’ and no matter what Owen sings, it always sounds incredibly good coming from such a broad Irish twang. With an explosive chorus and some fine drum work, it’s not as fast-paced or furious as ‘I’m Not Made of Eyes’, and isn’t as immediate as ‘Ever So Shy’, but fans will be chuffed that they’re growing and evolving without ditching the traits that made them noticed in the first place. Let’s hope this is one bad habit they’ll hang on to.
About Samuel Lambeth
Listening to music is my favourite pastime, and I enjoy listening to new, up and coming releases as well as classic records. My favourite bands are varied and long but include Ocean Colour Scene, Vampire Weekend, The Beatles, R.E.M., The Bluetones, Buffalo Tom, to new bands such as Yuck, Surfer Blood, Brother and The Vaccines.