SAN CISCO- Wild things
And the quartet's second UK single, 'Wild things' is as simple as it is short. Written in a hotel room between phone interviews, it's apparently about the demons in your head, and, given that the lyrics state 'Stay away from where the wild things play', it certainly is a warning to wide-eyed kiddies everywhere not to succumb to the darker side of life. Wise words then from some so young and an interesting lyrical content for a song that is such a twinkly romp, perhaps even more so for a song that features some whistling (you have to admit that whistling is not something you associate with 'demons'; well, OK, some of you might). And, though I'm usually suspicious of those that whistle, you have to concede that it works really very well for a band who just want to paint a rainbow around the world. Yes, they want to be free of those demons and they want you to be free of yours too. And, dammit, for the less cynical amongst us, San Cisco are the ones to make it happen. With a cool beat, a nice mix of girl/boy/playful and slightly sinister child-like backing vocals, some cheerful synth sounds and a chorus that will see you skipping round like a fool singing it for days after, though it is surprising that Radio 1 and XFM have gone bonkers for these young Ozzys, they are a breath of fresh air at the same time. Or the fresh air will make you vomit. One or the other. If you do like the sound of them, you've just missed them on tour but they've got a new album out in the summer so, before you throw the dummy out of the pram, I'm confident they will return soon enough.
Released 11th March, 2013