Published May 06, 2009Here's a name we haven't heard in a long while. Though we reported 11 months ago that they were working on two new albums, the first evidence of Cornershop's long overdue next single is finally surfacing. Now completely independent, the way Cornershop always seemed to want things, they've launched their indie label, Ample Play Records, which Tijinder Singh recently explained was out of necessity.
"Due to the dire circumstances the industry has found itself in we have concluded to do as much ourselves as is physically possible," he said. "This is in keeping with how Cornershop have done things in the past, and what we have strived to do since starting the band."
The first proper release since 2006's "Wop the Groove" single, "The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)" finds Singh and Ben Ayres leaving behind the groove-heavy slant of their two previous singles to mix feel-good pop with some traces of psychedelia and some political zinging. I love this arrangement; the sitar and trombone make for a vivid combination, while the robust guitar riffs and the subtle flecks of country-tinged piano provide a nice contrast. They always were best heard in the summertime, and so I'm hoping this is the tune to get them back on track. A welcome return to a band that's been sorely missed.
"The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)" is set to be released on May 25, with album Cornering the Market to follow some time this summer.
Cornershop "The Roll Off Characteristics (Of History In The Making)"