Play 90 second soundbite of 'New Town Killers' @ 'CD quality'
As soon as 'New Town Killers' opened it put me in mind of Echo And The Bunnymen; similarly paced, similarly dark, similarly energetic. Next I heard Siouxsie And The Banshees; the pounding incessant drums driving the whole sound machine. It didn't stop there though cuz next I felt, rather than heard, Velvet Underground; that dirty, naggingly urban sound full of power and inspiration. But, Isa And The Filthy Tongues actually have their own distinctive sound without all that harking back to by-gone days; it's dark and aggressive, it's throbbing and powerful, it's nerve-tingling and tantalising.
'New Town Killers' is taken from the film of the same name and features Richard Jobson (The Skids) on vocals - now that's quite a coup to start with! The song itself is pretty succinct but in-yer-face and it certainly makes you bop along. The throbbing bass-line and metronomic drums hit you first. Then you notice the curt but effective guitar chords that decorate and punctuate the incessant rhythm. A short but very cleverly proportioned guitar lick is allowed to break the into the darkly haunting voices as eerie voices interject to lift the overall feel. Very cleverly assembled this!!
'New Town Killers' by Isa And The Filthy Tongues rocks all day long; it's one of those songs that you'll hear once and instantly recognise it next time. Massively commercial and with a real timeless feel to it, 'New Town Killers' by Isa And The Filthy Tongues (what a great name by the way!) is infuriatingly infectious, instantly likeable and totally 'now' - surely a hit in anybody's books!!