Girls Aloud – Untouchable
Something seemed to fail to click in place properly when I listened to this and I thought ‘ooh, Girls Aloud are sounding a bit like Saint Etienne these days aren’t they?’ Obviously it’s the other way round and that, what with the Xenomania connection. But put this next to the superlative Method of Modern Love and it pales a bit. It’s still pretty good though, and up with the better tracks GA have put out in the last few years. The vid’s kind of superficially fun but actually looks a bit cheap, like they’re trying to look like they’re in SPACE but actually they look like they’re in, I dunno, a shed with some flashy lights and PVC. Out 27th April.