We’ve talked about Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan here before on blather. His last album, ‘Paper Monsters’, was an enjoyable listen, a ‘moderate success’, as it was described by Spinner.
Gahan’s new single, from forthcoming album ‘Hourglass’ however, is a different affair. This is how good Depeche Mode used to be: a leather pants-clad, arse-wiggling bass-track with infectious foot-tapping beat and a fish-hook of a chorus.
To Mode or not to Mode
A lot of comments have been made that this sounds more like Depeche Mode than his last album did. And it does – right down to the gasping
intake of breath percussion, but the sound and feel that sprung to my mind was Nine Inch Nails. Trent take note: this is how to do it.
It’s been a while since I’ve listened to a song so feverishly. Me likey. Press Play.
Burstin’ out of it’s Hot Leather Pants
And if that tickles yer nerd-bone, a greater cause for DM fans to get themselves in a flap comes in the form of another track from the album, ‘Deeper and Deeper’, which we heard an advance copy of. It instantly reminded me of NIN’s ‘Closer’ – a dark, snarling, horn-bag of a footstomping dance track. Fantastic stuff. Hourglass is released on October 22nd, 2007 on Mute.
Dave Gahan’s ‘Paper Monsters’