Kizzy Star - The Last Time
Owain Paciuszko 27/10/2009
The traditional plodding drum-beat of an 'anthemic' Snow Patrol track leads into this single from the Scottish quartet. It features all the elements of a pretty decent indie-pop track, though lacks a strong lyrical hook to hang onto, and so fears like a fuzzy photocopy of something like Chasing Cars.
Technically the band manage to corral together a little picnic of influences with skill, and vocalist Tony McGovern has a good sound; and they use backing vocals to good effect. But the song itself is a little gaunt on invention and feels a bit too much like a demo for a B-Side by any number of contemporary stadium-filling indie bands.