|Our two favourite Norwegian Kings of Convenience return with another single lifted from their twee debut soiree Quiet Is The New Loud. This, the re-recorded version of Failure, sticks faithfully to the Simon and Garfunkel agenda whilst purifying the beats and adding deeper basslines and trumpets galore. |
The vibe is (for those old enough to remember) a little less Trumpton-like than its forerunner Toxic Girl but the distinctive velvet vocals remain reassuringly prominent. Royskopp provides an apt mix of I Dont Know What I Can Save You From, taking this duo about as far as they dare to tread in danceland, where build-ups and crescendos are handled with kid gloves.