19,565,148

That’s the number of youtube plays this 2009 song has enjoyed. We may safely assume it’s well known and popular. Which comes as something of a surprise given that I’d never heard it before Mary Ann Hobbs played it (on the same day as Alice Boman’s What), and barely knew of the band.

I’m usually more than happy to admit to ignorance but in this case there is a sizeable embarrassment factor. How on earth could I have missed something so wonderful ? Brilliant song. Brilliant video. One of the most perfect combinations of music and video going.

Wikipedia’s encapsulation of their musical style explains their irresistible appeal:

Art-rock trio who make an edgy post-punk, dancefloor-friendly racket that mixes up Blondie with Siouxsie and the Banshees

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