THE HOLD STEADY - Massive Nights
(Vagrant – 29/10/07)
Review by Dawn
The Hold Steady stole the show at numerous summer festivals
and it’s easy to see why - this is the most exciting single to have
graced the Record Overplayed stereo in a long time.
Massive Nights is the sound of the best party you’ve been
to in your life – and then some. If the Springsteen-esque vocals
and the infuriatingly catchy “oh-oh”s don’t win your
heart, just wait until you’re drawn in by the Mountain Goats-style
narrative – storytelling lyrics which seem so obvious that you wonder
why no-one else has come up with them and which trip off the tongue accompanied
by the songs wonderful guitar riffs.
The band’s fourth album is due out in 2008. On this evidence it
promises to be truly brilliant.
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