The debut single by The Fireworks has been much-anticipated around these parts. Whilst there might only be one track available to listen to on Shelflife's website, it's the track of their lives. And yours.
'Higher and Higher' might echo the sounds of The Flatmates, Shop Assistants, early-JAMC and the rest, but it's pop music that is very much in the NOW. It's a song that races through your veins - the sort of thing you'll hear in a club (if you still go to clubs) and immediately race to the dancefloor to enjoy two and half minutes of pure pop adrenaline.
This song aches with vitality. It makes most of the rest of what's around at the moment seem like adolescent dicking about. I'm in danger of going over the top here, but if the other three tracks on this record are of the standard of 'Higher and Higher' then this could be a very important release indeed. That sentence sounds a bit mucky.
The song ends with feedback that sounds like a couple of cats fighting. We need more of this urgent kind of pop music in our lives. We need more songs that end with the sound of cats scrapping. We need more of The Fireworks.
You can listen to 'Higher and Higher' and pre-order The Fireworks ep at the Shelflife website.