Electricity in our Homes: The Sound of Nu-NuJuly 28, 2010
So post-DIY they’re nu – and not even just nu but Nu-Nu, a retro so nostalgic it can only be from the future – Electricity In Our Homes return with an ultra-limited, 300-pressings-only release of their latest hit fandango, You’re Doing So Well, a wicked rambunkous thump with a sinister.
Yes, a sinister.
What great lyrics and mood: it kicks off with “I feel lucky that nothing fell; / roof tiles did not come clattering down.” Talk about damage limitation (I am being lighthearted, but deft, in reference to your lyrics).
What a start.
But, actually, the start of You Are Doing So Well is prefaced with a delightfully cheeky 45 second melodic workout (overdriven, tightly reverbed drums and all, including cheekily delightful guitar twang) before certain chaospheric percusso drums commence their advancement with enough profound menace to be anyone from early Killing Joke all the way to !!! (Chik Chik Chik), leading into guitar like razor wire and vocals reminiscent of early Tripping Daisy, with an eerie backing vocal.
Possibly even the druggiest Lennon springs to mind. Is that bad? He meant well. But that’s no excuse.
Apparently Electricity In Our Homes just want to see people do well (to paraphrase their lyrics). And this appears to moves them to make music like this.
I wonder what happens when THEY want to do well. Perhaps that’s a tale for the future, if they ever choose to tell it…
EIOH have never felt so tight and nor have they sounded so well produced. May their efforts continue to lead into better things.
And this Main Protagonist found his copy arriving all personally-PostItNoted and all. The incredible joy-thrill wow was impeccable: I just had to not only take ye pictures, but in ye a neat context too.
What better place, for instance, to place such a treasured 12″ amidst one’s own guitars?
You too can listen to these tracks via your ear receptacles just here: http://www.myspace.com/electricityinourhomes.
BUT: despite all ye listening… see them live, buy their singles, write your own reviews. They are a good and solid articulate madness. And they represent a better way of life. They do.