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Monday, October 6, 2014

How We Operate by Gomez

There's an old music hall joke that goes, “Knock knock!" “Who's there?” “Gomez!" “Gomez who?" “That’s showbusiness!" Cruel, but that’s how it feels, eight years after the Southport fivesome’s rootsy, blues-washed debut, 'Bring It On’ earned them many a glittering prize. Released five years before The White Stripes 'revived' that particular musical sub-genre, its success has hung round their necks like the weightiest of millstones. But lo! Good tidings we bring for you, Gomez! For you have hit upon a new formula that may well up your commercial stock. In songs like 'Girlshapedlovedrug' and 'See The World' you have combined the chummy West Coast country pop of The Thrills with the plink-plonk pub piano philosophising of Embrace. You are very clever. Now, have you booked your slot on GMTV yet?

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