Saturday, 21 March 2009
Anticipation is bubbling ahead of The Whitest Boy Alive sold-out show at The Scala in less than a month. Opening up are The New Wine. Cut from the same Bergen cloth as Øye's badboys, the influence is obvious but not overbearing. Difficult as I'm finding it to avoid direct comparison, the defining aspect to a good song by The Whitest Boy Alive is a knowing smile by the listener from the first second. It's usually immediately evident that you're listening to quality. The New Wine have this in fleeting moments, I Had To Tell You being the cut that has my attention for now. Cheap casio and vocals that hint at George Michael circa 1981.
The New Wine - I Had To Tell You