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Having previously reviewed all three of the band’s albums, I guess it is fair to state that I am Sputnik Music’s undisputed expert in all things British India. From their exciting – if derivative – debut LP ‘Guillotine’, through to disappointing follow-up ‘Thieves’ and solid – if unspectacular – latest release ‘Avalanche’, there has always been some kind of appeal to yours truly… And it has nothing to do with the fact that they’re Melbourne boys like my good self.

Despite the occasional glimpse of promise, however, their two most recent LPs have felt as if the quartet were chasing their tail… Making do, without really progressing to a significant extent. Could that be about to change with the release of new single ‘I Can make You Love Me’? While still definitively British India – especially the yelping vocals of Declan Melia – it definitely took me a little by surprise with its build-up and dynamics. Sure, it still may not be breaking any new ground per se, but it feels like a genuine step forward for a band who I’ve always deemed to have potential.

As for the video; well, who wouldn’t love a drunk, pissed-off, lovelorn and karaoke-singing minotaur wandering the streets in the dark of the night? Hell, I think I’ve felt similarly myself on occasions. Hang on a tick, I think I also saw those identical views… I’ve definitely cursed Festival (aka Festering) Hall once or twice!





DaveyBoy
08.28.12
Song rules hard. Even some haters of the band have already admitted so.

Captain North
08.29.12
Haven't heard it yet, b March Into The Sea was one of my favourite tracks last year

Trebor.
08.29.12
Damn I love this video

DaveyBoy
08.29.12
I had completely forgotten about that song - which I think was a stand-alone single - Tom. This isn't really anything like that. This isn't much like anything they've done before.

Me thinks Trebor is really a minotaur.

qwe3
08.30.12
doesnt this band blow tho

qwe3
08.30.12
wow that song was way better than anything ive heard of theirs before

Captain North
08.30.12
That was good! Still prefer March though. Good video too, not cheap to make with that prosthetic.

DaveyBoy
08.30.12
qwe, your thought process was actually why I posted this.

Dunno why you hold 'March...' so highly Tom. It was solid, but seemed to me to be your standard BI single.

Captain North
08.31.12
I haven't heard most of their stuff, but I dunno, it just clicked for me. As stupid as that sounds.

DaveyBoy
08.31.12
Nah, fair call... To each their own... And not having heard most of their stuff may have something to do with it.

LifeAsAChipmunk
08.31.12
Hey davey, this isn't bad. Nice sound.

DaveyBoy
08.31.12
I don't throw songs on to the Staff Blog for no reason Chippy.

qwe3
09.04.12
video is so good

DaveyBoy
09.04.12
Add qwe to the minotaur loving Sputnikers.

SCREAMorphine
09.09.12
It's good to see British India getting some love.


DaveyBoy
09.10.12
Yeah, let's just hope that this song kick-starts a 2nd wind for them.

Captain North
09.23.12
They played at my universities mid sem festival,, and I gotta say they were a lot more fun and better than I expected. Much punkier than I thought

DaveyBoy
09.23.12
I've actually never seen them live... Was going to next month, but have something on for 2 of the dates and, well, the other one is in Frankston!

Captain North
09.23.12
Lol Frankston yeah fuck that man.

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