Single review: RedTrack – Pole Dancer
Not all indie-punk is shit ladies and gentlemen. It sounds obvious, but sometimes I forget this, and it takes a band like RedTrack to come along and remind me.Opening with an XFm-friendly guitar riff and clipped indie-boy vocals, you might start to think of over-rated shite like Hard-Fi et al, but this can be forgiven as the meat of the song takes over. Pole Dancer is a sleazy, yet melodic, take on falling in love with a stripper in some dirty bar, with choppy pop-punk guitars and plenty of raucous hooks (and even a bit of Oi! gang-vocal) to grab your attention.
B-side Addicted To Lust has plenty of whoa-whoas in the bridge and chorus to get you humming alone, over a pounding guitar line and a lyric dedicated (as you’d expect) to lust and, if you’ll excuse my crudity, that tense excitement just before you ‘get some’.
Tipped hotly by Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks fame (indeed, he’s somewhere on this single doing backing vocals), RedTrack show how quality guitar pop is done, very promising indeed.
- Pole Dancer
- Addicted To Lust