So the second official Human Don’t Be Angry single is out on Chemikal Underground tomorrow (Monday 21st) from here.
‘1985’ is probably the track on the HDBA LP that’s furthest from the public perception of Malcolm Middleton.
A slice of danceable novelty electro pop, ‘1985’ is for me the obvious single on the album and probably the one that taps the most into the 80s. It’s ridiculously catchy and undoubtedly MPK2’s favourite tune on the album.
If anything the Miaoux Miaoux remix plays up that 80s angle, albeit with a 90s twist. Whilst the songs remains based round the ‘Hah’ sample, the ‘Local Hero’ guitars are replaced by cheesy synths and a driving dance riff reminiscent of Air.