Millionaire – Champagne

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Single Review by Mark Bayross

Currently supporting the mighty Queens Of The Stone Age across Europe, Belgians Millionaire have released CHAMPAGNE – from their Josh Homme-approved debut album OUTSIDE THE SIMIAN FLOCK – as a single.

Kicking off with a bassline that’s a dead ringer for Joy Division’s INTERZONE, it’s practically a sleaze rock instrumental as singer Tim Vanhamal only makes a brief appearance towards the end. B-side PETTY THUG is even sleazier – a low-slung trawl through discordant guitars and creepy vocals.

There’s enough edginess to keep things interesting (as should be expected from a one-time member of dEUS), and it’s easy to see why the likes of Homme, PJ Harvey, Brian Molko and Muse have taken Millionaire to heart.

4 stars