This band’s gonna blow the hell up, I predict.

What a hook. What tones. Good structure. What an all-too-common story to tell. Like the reference to skinny jeans. A modern sound without sacrificing familiar rock formats (like the layered break), like they do so well in the UK. They’re kind of like Kings of Leon, but better singer. I hear some synth I don’t see in the video, which is odd, but might just be pedals and my ears are too sleepy to tell. Definitely lots of electric fun in their songs, which is young and sexy and trendy and translucent, like falling.

Anyone signed to Vagrant off an EP, too, gives me high hopes. Please have a full length in 2013, boys.

“And this is how it starts
You take your shoes off in the back of my van
My shirt looks so good
When it’s just hanging off your back
She said use your hands and my spare time
We’ve got one thing in common, it’s this tongue of mine

She said she’s got a boyfriend anyway….

There’s only minutes before I drop you off
And all we seem to do it talk about sex
She’s got a boyfriend anyway
She’s got a boyfriend anyway

I love your friend when I saw his film
He’s got a funny face, but I like that because he still looks cool
She’s got a boyfriend anyway,
She’s got a boyfriend anyway…

Now we are on the bed in my room
And I’m about to fill his shoes
But you say no
You say no
Does he take care of you
Or could I easily fill his shoes
You say no
You say no

And now we’re just outside of town,
And you’re making your way down,
She’s got a boyfriend anyway,
She’s got a boyfriend anyway…
And I’m not trying to stop you love,
But if we’re gonna do anything we might as well just fuck

She’s got a boyfriend anyway,
She’s got a boyfriend anyway…

You’ve got your tongue pierced anyway
You in your hightops anyway
You in your skinny jeans anyway

You and your fit friends anyway
I’d take them all out any day

They’ve all got back combs anyway
You’ve all got boyfriends anyway”

~Sex
The 1975, Sex EP