Over the course of 2012, The Cast of Cheers have emerged as one of the hottest breakthrough bands, with the Dublin quartet winning critical acclaim for their debut LP “Family” from the likes of WithGuitars (Festive 50), Sunday Times Culture, Shortlist and NME, and their rapid ascendancy crowned with a much coveted slot on the NME Generation Next tour through the UK alongside the similarly white hot Howler, Gross Magic and Splassh. And that’s all before they head out on tour with Two Door Cinema Club at the start of next year.
Now, following previous hit singles like ‘Animals’ and ‘Human Elevator’, the band are releasing another slice of volatile and propulsive rock and roll, in the form of their new single ‘Trucks at Night’. Which is a breathless, slice of the real dark shades of grey, as vocalist Conor Adams chants “woke up in the western world as a western child and I can’t find God”, if this is pop, then I want more, more screwed, different, one-off’s, no factory parades. That being said, @Trucks At Night’ is a cert as a choice for most band, as a single, trouble is after even the relatively recent, ‘Animals’ and ‘Human Elevator’ both shone so bright, with instant appeal, ‘Tucks At Night’ is a live set, rousing fave, but as a single, it burns a little slower, lucky I guess, that they have such a strong hand, of which ‘Trucks At Night’ especially with the original narrative, sits perfectly well. 8.7/10
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