“Tore me apart because I really loved him”
Smokey feedback and whispering vocals begin this track which is a pure blissed-out number. Cults caused a stir with their track ‘Go Outside’ the mysterious personas they adopted and the mystery hasn’t dissipated as the band have developed from a two-piece bedroom production to a five-person fierce machine. Their album artwork has various people throwing themselves around in dancing seizures on a white background; their music combines sweet vocals and a lurking suspicion that all is not right- what could have been another song of love and rejection to add to the canon (alongside such luminary greats like Wet, Wet, Wet) is instead a darkening sense of foreboding wrapped around a beautiful melody.
The saccharine sweet sixties overtones might at first lull you into a false sense of security. Oh, another band who have heard of the Chiffons and have a lot to owe to Phil Spector? Well, maybe- but this is with a bite out of the past. There are no naïve lyrics and with every strong beat of the drum there is an over-riding sense of power lying beneath the twee overcoat. Either way it’s a track for all seasons- but especially summer.