Thursday, 1 January 2009

'I Won't Let It Die' - Ugly Duckling (single review)

Ugly Duckling are back with a new single! ‘I Won’t Let It Die’ is an infectious (but not in the diseased type way) shot of that good time, throwback, sun soaked Hip Hop that we’ve come to expect from the LA group.

Young Einstein, as usual brings the freshness on the beat with skipping drums, strings, horns and that oh-so-important squealing Hammond organ – yum. Andy Cooper and Dizzy Dustin are actually more serious on this joint but still manage to maintain their cheeky charm.

What it is that they won’t allow to expire is not clear, but for a purpose – it’s open for interpretation. The genius of that is the sentiments expressed could apply to anyone listening – this song could speak for you.

This top tune, released on 12th January on Ugly Duckling’s own label, is taken from the also excellent album entitled ‘Audacity’ released on January 19th – look out for a review on that.

Ugly Duckling are touring the UK this month, click here to find out about getting tickets.

8 Jan 2009 - Globe bar Cardiff, Wales
9 Jan 2009 - Thekla, Bristol
10 Jan 2009 - Illusion Tartu
14 Jan 2009 - 444 @ The Rainbow, Birmingham
15 Jan 2009 - New Slang at McCluskys, Kingston, Surrey
16 Jan 2009 - Talking Heads, Southhampton
17 Jan 2009 - Windsor Arts Centre, Windsor
18 Jan 2009 - Concorde 2, Brighton
19 Jan 2009 - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
20 Jan 2009 - Ride Cafe, Plymouth
22 Jan 2009 - Scala, London
23 Jan 2009 - Barrow-in-Furness Canteen, Barrow-in-Furness
24 Jan 2009 - Sin City, Swansea
25 Jan 2009 - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
25 Jan 2009 - TBA, Liverpool
26 Jan 2009 - Bodega, Nottingham
27 Jan 2009 - Tues Club @ Sheffield Uni, Sheffield

And here's the track Young Einstein sampled to make this banger of a track: Simon Haseley - 'Hammerhead' from the album '70s Original Soundtrack' by Simon Haseley on the DeWolfe library label.

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