Guillemots - Made Up Love Song #43

Tim Miller 26/06/2006

Rating: 4/5

Guillemots are fast-becoming one of those bands it's cool to name-drop into conversations, so people will remember you when they become big. It seems only a matter of time. 'Made Up Love Song #43' sees a passionate Fyfe Dangerfield pouring his heart out for 3 minutes, over, at first, a lo-fi bass and drum accompaniment, before an delicate guitar line sweeps down and a drum n bass rhythm kick starts the rest of the song. While splashes of electronic sounds appear here and there, hordes of choral voices join in for the single's climatic moment, a few bars of absolute uplifting hope and tender beauty.

Preceding what will be an in-demand debut album, Made Up Love Song #43 makes you drool at the prospect that there might be 42 other songs like this somewhere. The perfect song to play your girlfriend after you've ignored her for the duration of the World Cup.