Eugene McGuinness - Monsters Under The Bed Single Review

Eugene McGuinness Monsters Under The Bed Single

Review of Monsters Under The Bed Single by Eugene McGuinness

Eugene McGuinness

Monsters Under The Bed

Single Review

We live in an era of total information immersion - and it's driving us mad. It's all too much to take in; no matter how much we cram there's still So! Many! Websites! To! Check! So! Much! TV! To! Watch! and now with Sky+ You! Can! Watch! It! All! Liverpool-based 21 year-old Eugene McGuinness understands this, and it's led him to create one of the most wonderfully crazed singles in recent times. 'Monsters Under The Bed' is a delerious paranoid rant against modern life's ever-punishing information overload, skittering with lo-fi drum machines, merry-go-round synths and yelping vocals. In just over 2 minutes McGuinness howls at the constant whirring of his brain keeping him awake until the early hours, throwing in some choice images along the way: "And when the talkshow ends I scream right at the screen for more pregnant teens / I spent 5 hours on the net last night, avoiding the monsters under my bed". It's a damn-near perfect sonic evocation of bloodshot hunched-over-the-keyboard-at-3am insomnia and it's catchy as hell.

Flipside 'Myrtle Parade' is a little more conventional but hardly worse for it, a wry observation of a society falling to pieces - "keep your head down and your hood up / oh, the ex-offender said 'I swear officer, I found her tied to my bed'". At times reminiscent of Mull Historical Society but underpinned with the bontempi intermission rhythms so beloved of Blur all those years ago, it's a rather wonderful song.

As McGuinness himself exclaims on 'Monsters...', Fan-f**king-tabulous. We will be hearing more of this young man very soon.

Owen Lloyd




Site - http://www.myspace.com/eugenemcguinness85


Editors Recommendations

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Bryan Singer, who is a director, producer, and writer of more than 15 productions...

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On "The View"

Congratulations to Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, who are engaged now, according...

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Yikes, GoT fans! Was Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones even more shocking...

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

It might be a while until Miley Cyrus is back on her grind (or her twerk, as the case...

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Tom Hardy has been the public’s number one choice to replace Daniel Craig...

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Lorde burst onto the world's music scene last summer with her smash hit 'Royals.'...

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

Jay Z is one of the music's most successful entrepreneurs and he is now making...

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Finally, after three whole days of unchecked speculation online, AC/DC have...

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked

Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle...

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked


More recommendations

Comments

Eugene McGuinness Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Eugene McGuinness

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All