The Courteeners - The Kiss
Matt Harrold 10/10/2008
Songs that go nowhere will always be the bane of any reviewers' life - especially ones that sound like they could be much grander then they ever actually are.
The Kiss is like putting up with boring foreplay in order to get to what you hope will turn out to be really good sex, except it never happens and you're left staring at the crack in the ceiling wondering if you should pop down to Homebase in the morning.
No amount of strings or colloquialisms can overcome a lame duck ballad such as this - and to think the NME were touting them as the next Oasis. No, this definitely isn't the noughties' version of Wonderwall.
Release date: 06/10/08