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Lover – ‘Never’ (mp3)

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The faux Brit accent starts me off on the wrong foot, but that aside, these three lads from Newcastle (in NSW, despite what you may think) have taken a batch of contemporary influences and fashioned themselves a rather toe-tapping tune. Treading dangerously close to being nothing more than a pastiche of English bands like The Smiths, Gang of Four and New Order, Lover peak at the chorus with up-beat hi-hats, choppy guitars, stabs of synthesiser and layered vocals belting out “I never, I never, I never made it home last night / I lied / When I said I made it home.” The lyrics to the whole song actually don’t make a lot of sense, but when you’re on the dance floor D&M tunes are the last thing you really care about.



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