"Thinking Lately" is a song that seems to step back from the Pop-punk of "I Don't Wanna Talk About It", bring in a lighter, brighter musical sound. To be honest, they could never be mistaken for Slayer, but I sort of loved that Pop-punk sound of their early stuff. I'm also loving the sound of "Thinking Lately", as it's a superb piece of Power-pop that seems to come so naturally to lots of bands from Northern Ireland. This song about needing space and distance is a brilliant contrast of light, bouncy music and some rather dark lyrics. I always tend to fall head over heels for songs such as this, it makes my world spin along quite happily.
I can hear a lot of early '90s such as Laxton Superb in this, with a mixture of Carrie as well. I'm not sure that they've ever listened to these bands, but it's amazing how sounds sometimes come back around. "Thinking Lately" is a brilliant single, a reminder that not all music needs keyboards, synths or a DJ remix. Sometimes, all you need is a band who can make sunshine out of thin air.
4.5 out of five - This is really good, well worth checking out
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