The Chemists - Radio Booth

It starts all generic indie-rock mundanity and then suddenly without warning, along comes an explosively massive chorus, like a nail-bomb in your brain-box.

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Released 1 Dec 2008 | | By Anna Dobbie | Rating: 3
The Chemists - Radio Booth

Listening to 'Radio Booth' by The Chemists is a confusing experience. It starts all generic indie-rock mundanity and beige-grey monotone vocals and then suddenly without warning, BOOM, along comes an explosively massive chorus, like a nail-bomb in your brain-box, replete with fierce guitars and gutteral howls of arson. "That's more like it", you think, and then without even realising, it drifts back into yawnsome mass-produced mediocrity. Dammit.

The Haunts remix is much more compelling, completely ignoring the verse as if it never existed. The Chemists' anthemic chart-rock is likely to be hugely popular with the record-buying public, having been produced by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Doves), so expect to see their album splashed all over billboards in 2009.