Kick To Kill - Cut Me

Owain Paciuszko 27/10/2009

Rating: 4/5

A rather instant 80s alternative sounding single from Scottish Kick To Kill, it feels like a forgotten cut from The Lost Boys soundtrack. Part angry guitar, bobbing bass-line and sci-fi synths, over which lead singer Dave Cook channels the likes of Ian Curtis and Jaz Coleman.

With a simple structure and repetitive lyrics it's a deceptively smart single, like many 80s post-punk songs it lacks much depth and revels in it, but being a appealing, opaque and simplistic. After their original line-up fell apart, they've pulled themselves back together, acquired a new member, supported the likes of The Fall and The Damned and Cook even survived a near-fatal stabbing.

With their debut EP ready for release early next year I wouldn't be surprised if they quickly gathered a dedicated following based on the strength of this track alone.