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As a teaser of things to come, the song machine that is Euro Childs last week brought out his single Tête à Tête, the opener for his next album (his 57th?), Situation Comedy, which is unleashed on October 21st.
I say song machine, as Euros knocks them out like confetti, but this isn’t that cheap shit you grab from Poundstretcher to chuck at your fat cousin who’s marrying some prick you don’t like… No, this is M&S confetti, endorsed by that Myleen girl and costs a fiver per flake!

Tête à Tête is like a stamp you’ve carefully peeled off an envelope because the £4.6bn Royal Mail forgot to ink it. So you do neat removal job and use it again on your own envelope. This particular stamp has The Beatles on it, in particular Sgt Peppers era Beatles – and would easily compliment that album as a free 7″ single (if they did such gimmicks in the sixties). It is such a catchy tune, I’m cursing Euros as I can’t get that worm out of my ear…

Those who know and love Euros Childs (and many of us do) are going to know what to expect from this album and of course, love it… The blueprint is tried and tested and he has made this sound; a bastardisation of all things pop-psychedelic his own… Although he does comically doubt and question this in the inspiring Holiday From Myself
The lyric goes ‘My own voice bores me, I’ve heard it too many times before, I’ve been singing the same old shit since 1994…’ – and I challenge you to find a better line than that.

Way before that track is Second Home Blues – typically Childs, very Gorky, very quirky, insanely infectious… Grrrr… two ear-worms now…

On the bastardisation front, Euros could easily teach the world to sing psychedelic pop in perfect harmony… Using his razor wit to take slices from Ray Davies and his guile and musical prowess to hone the influences of Bonzo, Lennon, McCartney, Steve Harley and Syd Barrett to name but a few…

To wrap up this charming eleven track album is the very sombre and moody Trick of The Mind that, at 13 minutes long is in no rush to gather pace… It lightens up the darkness around seven minutes in and sets you off on a trip through the light and, like the album, it’s fantastic…

Order Situation Comedy from here…