Surgery 1984 (Single)
Sounding like The Killers have snuck into a Dredg recording session to funk it up a bit, Jack Butler’s latest single Surgery 1984 continues the infectious, foot-stomping drive of their previous effort; Hit it out the Park, Son with more subdued vocals.
Minus the shouty chorus of Hit it out... and bass dialled down a little, Surgery 1984 is a subtler, more melancholic track showing the Scottish four-piece have more strings to their guitar than many of their contemporaries.
Are they catchy enough for pop-rock, or quirky enough for alternative success? Biffy Clyro have managed to tread the line between the two and I hope Jack Butler can manage the same as they’re one of the more interesting new bands I’ve heard this year.
For: People who find Minus the Bear too low-key or Arctic Monkeys emotionally bereft.
Not for: People who are easily genre-confused.