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The Big Pink - Dominos

The Big Pink continue their run of absolutely ace singles.

The Big Pink

continue their run of absolutely ace singles with ‘Dominos’, surely one of the catchiest, most infectious tracks to be released this year. With a hint of the Beastie Boys ‘So What’cha Want’ drum beat immediately putting the listener on alert for big things, the London duo waste little time drawing everyone in and enveloping them in their massive sound. The guitars and programmed drum beats gradually build until reaching the colossal release found in the irresistible chorus. There’s an underlying subtle soulfulness to the track, which nicely balances out the outright braggadocio of Robbie Furze’s soaring, cocksure vocals.

There is a sense that this track, if used properly (or improperly) will be entirely ubiquitous before too long, it’s that indelible. But before everyone gets sick of this song, which seems inevitable, it’s best to just turn up the volume as loud as it can go and rattle the windows with this absolute beast of a single. Even though ‘Velvet’ is indeed the better song, ‘Dominos’ ultimately will prove to be the more memorable (and better selling) single, for there is really no way to resist the immediacy and the seduction of the sound. It’s all encompassing, and entirely contagious. You better just give in and enjoy it; soon enough it will be everywhere.

The brooding, slow-burning B-side ‘She’s No Sense’ is worth noting as well, if only for the appearance of Florence Welsh, from Florence And The Machine, on backing vocals. Her ethereal voice truly adds to the grimy mood and the gritty melody of this downtempo, edgy electronic track.

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