Described sardonically by MES on 6 Radio as 'a bit of social commentary.' Appears to be one of many sideways swipes at today's social media etc. and the incessant need to 'capture' everything - 'If only he'd brought his film camera today.' First coffee? Killing? Girl? Wine? Musically more in keeping with the slightly fuzzy sixties type Fall sound began about Imperial Wax Solvent time.
First One Today (Sub-Lingual Tablet, 2015)
@ 09.25 AM, May 25, 2015
Originally mooted as the album title. Thrillingly rumbling bass intro, powerhouse drums and squelching synth. Here Pierce Brosnan is chastised in a similar 'how dare you' way to Gretchen Franklin on Telephone Thing except Pierce is prescribing 'bed wet pills.' Lyrically plays incongrously on a 'good grief/bad grief, bad wet/bed wet' combination. The minimalist deep and dark pulses are the best bits.
Dedication Not Medication (Sub-Lingual Tablet, 2015)
@ 09.00 AM, May 22, 2015
Sonically and musically the most divergent from recent Fall sound. That'll be because all the instruments are played by Tim Priestly and Rob Barbato from the previous Fall incarnation. They also helped write and mix it. Stands out from the general rockist swamp of the album. The lyrics are full of 'fog-accenting notions' and ragged affectations.' No, me neither.
Black Roof (Sub-Lingual Tablet, 2015)
@ 09.05 AM, May 21, 2015
Lively opener with nothing out of the ordinary unless you consider catchy refrains and solid song structuring a bit too unFall like. Sounds like he's shouting 'Splash, splash' but I'm assured it's 'Best thing.' Those catchy refrains? 'He's been waiting so long/Lonesome lonely, lonesome lonely.' The title refers to an awful UK TV advert for travel insurance for the over 50s.
Venice With The Girls (Sub-Lingual Tablet, 2015)
@ 15.50 PM, May 20, 2015