Even a stopped clock gives the right time twice a day. That’s a line from Withnail And I, one of those movies in which to truly appreciate, you have to disassociate yourself from the dialogue – lest you become one of those bores who communicates via hackneyed film quotes.
It’s also a snatch of verbiage of the type frequently deployed back in the early nineties, when the prominence of inexpensive samplers made it vaguely voguish to clumsily append a line or two of film dialogue to album tracks. Orbital used this stopped clock. As did Ride, on their Going Blind Again LP. And whilst I’m not particularly preoccupied by time these days (beyond having a highly specific lack of it) – or Going Blind Again for that matter (with the sole exception of the monumental ‘Leave Them All Behind’, which is never far from the surface of things) – the music and the words still warm in many patterns. And yes, the streets may resemble some cheap Kristallnacht tribute act. And yes, the catcalls and the yah-yahs and fucking awful Euro-trance may echo long into these nights of urban sprawl. But occasionally – just sometimes – a silhouette will slide in your direction, and with whispered glee, introduce something from the latest Cornershop album.
(Or in this instance, the new single, out 5th November).
Cornershop ft SoKo / Something Makes You Feel Like