Iron On – ‘One Man Band’
This is a real dirty indie track, fusing together Death Cab for Cutie melodies, Sleater-Kinney female fiestiness and ’90s indie rock energy – you can hear the Superchunk and Shellac influences here. Hell, they even named themselves after a Shellac song! Kate Cooper and Ross Hope are the stars of this show: their dual vocals bring ‘One Man Band’ to life; a ditty about a relationship collapsing under the weight of a partner’s negativity. Perhaps that accounts for the abrasive bridge section. The raucuous climax bites in hard and the drums thump, thump, thump! Great work.