Frenetic fast paced electro awaits you on ‘The Day That Friction Overcame Fun’, a bouncy number that echoes New Order with the addition of modern day indie ingredients – spindly, pointed guitar patterns; tight and tempered drumming; and cart wheeling vocals that attack again and again.
So far so good, structurally they’ve put a middle eight before the solo which feels out of place but everything else about this track screams quality.
With a name like Johnny and The Giros, I should expect an enthralling live show that could pull the top of this track and really push further than this glass ceiling track takes you.
It’s a good show all in all, but feels limited once moved into the studio.
Words: Matthew Slater