Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Boo Radleys - Lazy Day EP

A belated happy new year to you all, I hope you had a good Christmas period, and that 2015 has been awesome so far. Be a bit disappointing if it had already been shit. No Christmas single this year (last year I guess), as I don't have any more, but I'll try to rectify that over the next 12 months.

Anyway, back to now, and The Boo Radleys. One of those bands I feel like I should know more about, and listen to more. Every time I hear them (including the stuff from that brief 'breakthrough' period with all the pop songs) I like it, and this single is right on the money for my favourite bits of theirs.

There's an ace tune, and great riff, and also a load of distorted noise over the otherwise quiet verse. You can't really argue with any of that. And it's only 1:39 long! That's an excellent length for a single. The b-sides are all good, too, particularly three and four.

The only time I ever saw them live was at a Glastonbury in 1994 (give or take a year). They played second from the end on the NME stage, and trashed all their equipment at the end of the set. And then came on and played an encore! Maybe that's why I like them.

1. Lazy Day
2. Vegas
3. Feels Like Tomorrow
4. Whiplashed