Monday, 31 January 2011

Track of the Week: Those Dancing Days - Reaching Forward

We all got pretty excited when Those Dancing Days dropped 'Fuckarias' on us at the end of last year. Rightly so, for not only was the single a long overdue bolt from the blue, but it was bloody brilliant.

No surprise then that Sweden's finest have made Track of the Week this week with their new single and the lead track from their forthcoming second album Daydreams & Nightmares. 'Reaching Forward' is much poppier than 'Fuckarias', with keyboards and synthesisers taking a much more central role.

It has that contemporary '80s retroism that's it's easy to tire of. However it serves an excuse for some fantastic drumming (a Those Dancing Days trademark) and is more than enough to drum up even more anticipation for the new album. A record which by all accounts is going to be eclectic and rather big sounding.

Also, you may have noticed some new pages appearing at the top of the page here. As well as the About one (for KPL virgins) there's one for the Track of the Week feature, with some background as to the thinking behind it and links to all the past TotW's for you to get an overview of what I've been banging on about for the past couple of years.

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