The Tears - Refugees - Video Streams
Do they ever still write PLAY LOUD! on records? ‘Refugees’ is a one-song argument for the reintroduction of this charming, if sadly mislaid, foible. Beginning with colossal, thunderous drums, ‘Refugees’ bursts from the speakers like the heavens opening; a wall of scything, trebly guitars from the country’s most-missed guitar hero, soon joined by the unmistakable tones of one of its most original and distinctive vocalists. Christ! Have we ever missed Brett and Bernard being together?!
‘Refugees’ - instant and exciting, insistent and hooky, positive and so, so melodic – is, like ‘The Drowners’ when Suede first appeared – an instant classic pop song, as only Anderson & Butler can pen them. Swaggering and panoramic, sweet and swooning. ‘Refugees’ is a an epic in miniature, which clocks in at no more than two minutes and fifty-four seconds, and thereby requires that the stylus be returned immediately to the start.
‘Refugees’ is the first single to be taken from forthcoming album ‘Here Come The Tears’. It’s the album opener and has been an obvious standout track from their recent live performances. Its sentiment may or may not be to do with society’s reaction to the supposed “flood” of refugees, or, more accurately its mute gullibility in terms of the exaggerated media portrayal of the asylum seeker ‘problem’. Or it may just be a love song about being outsiders.
‘Refugees’ is released on Independiente on April 25
The Tears go on tour the previous week:
18/4 CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION
19/4 SHEFFIELD LEADMILL
20/4 WOLVERHAMPTON WULFRUN
22/4 PORTSMOUTH PYRAMID
23/4 LIVERPOOL ACADEMY
24/4 NEWCASTLE BASEMENT
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