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We Used To Be Friends
Colm O Hare, 09 May 2003
The electro robot dance revival starts here, replete with cheesy Dr Rhythm handclaps. ‘…Friends’ walks day-pass circles around a throbbing noo-wave verse before the fop-rock block party gets gatecrashed by a beered-up falsetto chorus, this is a tune composed of a half dozen retro-cool bits and bobs rather than Ivor Novello material. The clumpy faux futurist covers of Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ and Frankie’s ‘Relax’ on what used to be the b-side suggest the Dandys’ new record will come clad in pixie boots, PLO scarf and a cavalry shirt.