Try as you might (and you might), you can'T help love this new single from This Many Boyfriends. it's got all the ingredients to firmly plant itself in my head; it starts off sounding a little like something from The Smiths' 'Hatful of Hollow', before loitering in the same post-C86 territory as the Man From Delmonte. And then there's a really lovely, crap guitar solo which is very endearing.
I've not been a massive fan of TMB up to now, deciding that their live shows have been less than enamouring, but this single is like the bar of chocolate sitting in your cupboard when you're on a diet. It's there, it's wrapped in something shiny, and it's pretty much irresistable.
Now, if only they didn't try so hard on stage I'd probably fall completely in love with them... I'm sure they're really taking note here...
TMB will be doing their thing around the country thus:
23 February 2012 - Manchester - with Allo Darlin', The Deaf Institute
24 February 2012 - Sheffield - with Allo Darlin', Queens Social Club
25 February 2012 - London Popfest - 100 Club, Oxford St
26 February 2012 - Leeds - with Allo Darlin', Brudenell Social Club
28 February 2012 - London - with The Cribs, ULU Live
29 February 2012 - Cardiff - with Allo Darlin', Buffalo Bar
01 March 2012 - Edinburgh - with The Cribs, The Liquid Room
02 March 2012 - Brighton - with The Cribs, Concorde 2
03 March 2012 - Leeds - with The Cribs, Metropolitan University
Here. Have a listen.