Out today. Does anyone like these here?
Punkish, Gaslight Anthem-esque bar rock with a wistful eye on the good old days. New album almost nudges them in a welcome Hold Steady direction.
On The Impossible Past is a favourite of the last few years (Gates is like a coming of age drama in 4 minutes) but I must admit I didn’t enjoy their last album, Rented World. The singles from this have been cracking though:
I’ve been singing: ‘Julie from the wonder bar, I still wonder where you are’ for weeks now.