Half of 'Allo Darlin''s band have got fed up with mad, dictatorial ways of that massive meanie Elizabeth and formed their own band. And this is their first single, I think.
It's pretty great, actually. 'Something Strange Beneath the Stars' reminds me of some of the Boo Radley's poppier moments from around 'Giant Steps', and features a lovely bit of brass after the first verse. And let's please not mention the Flaming bloody Lips...
B-side 'Still Here' is a gentle strum that mentions pin cushions quite a bit. I'll admit I don't understand what it's on about, but it's pleasant enough.
Elizabeth better watch out, then. Nothing less than a democratic pop revolution will do.
In other 'Allo Darlin' news, Elizabeth told the Anorak Forum that their album will be with us soon. If anything can come close the brilliance of the Standard Fare album this year, that's got to be a contender.