Needles - Dianne

This is exuberant pop from a band clearly in love with the Ramones' three-chord headlong rushes

Single Review by Iain Radcliffe | 15 Jul 2006
  • Needles - Dianne
Label: Dangerous Records

While Buddy Holly has been keenly used as a reference point, bespectacled Needles singer Dave Dixon owes more to look-alike Elvis Costello's sneering lasciviousness on this bubblegum punk declaration of passion. There is no attempt to break new ground here; this is exuberant pop from a band clearly in love with the Ramones' three-chord headlong rushes, with a spiky guitar sound pinched from Bloc Party to bring things bang up to date. (Iain Radcliffe)

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