Single Review by Mark Bayross
After Muse and Coldplay, JJ72 are the next bunch of barely-out-of-their-teens indie hopefuls to fill student bedsits with elegiac, angst-filled epics. Although this single boasts all the familiar ingredients – strings, soaring choruses and loads of reverb-drenched guitar, OXYGEN’S positivity and catchiness is actually a breath of fresh air.
Mark Greaney’s slightly off-key vocals celebrate the cloud nine state in which he finds himself with his other half (“We don’t need oxygen…”) and everything’s fine and dandy. It’s all over in 3½ minutes, and not a creep or paranoid android in sight.
The Dublin three piece may just see this, and their forthcoming self-titled debut album, give them even more to smile about.