One Night Only - Started a Fire

2008-07-01 16:54
 
They’ve embraced the metrosexual man of the noughties by baring their young hearts and singing about the ups and downs of being in love. Their biggest single to date, "You and Me", is an incredibly infectious finger-clicking number. The tokkel of a banjo in the chorus is distinctive and smile-inducing. It’s the stuff of love letters scribbled on the back of old till slips.

Other singles from the album include "Just For Tonight" and "It’s About Time" which both have enough pop power to land the on the charts. Think The Beatles meets The Beautiful South with perhaps a bit of Kaiser Chiefs flavour sprinkled on tracks like "He’s There" and "Start Over".

Skinny ties, skinnier jeans and big, dishevelled hair have become the standard uniform for bands these days, so there’s nothing new there. Their sound is very radio-friendly and hardly groundbreaking, but they’ve got hooks and choruses that will follow you all day long.

- Sam Brighton

Brit-pop boy bands have come a long way since the days of Oasis and Blur. One Night Only have a refreshing take on things, leaving melancholy back in the 90s where it belongs.


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