Thirteen 13 – Try

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Single Reviews by Mark Bayross and EDF

Review by Mark Bayross

Originally called ‘The Ballad Of A Useless Texas Stalker’ and intended as a throw-away B-side, this song was recorded in the most lo-fi manner possible; through Marshall practice amps (Ben’s guitar was even homemade).

On reflection, the band decided that the song’s simplicity (it’s a mere 2½ minutes long) and humble origins were deserving of a wider audience, and so it was re-named, included on the debut album DENY EVERYTHING, and has now been released as the band’s fourth single.

With an infectiously upbeat melody offset by singer Wayne’s deadpan delivery, this is an undeniably charming, if undramatic, piece of guitar pop.

4 stars

Review by EDF

Starting with an acoustic guitar and a drum loop, this Beatle influenced track with its Ringo style drumming, sweet harmonies and catchy chorus, this is a strange tale of a hopeless stalker. Taken from their debut album DENY EVERYTHING, TRY is radio friendly enough to be played on BBC Radio 2, which is not such a bad thing.

5 stars