I was having one of those mornings where absolutely everything sounded dull as hell – until this little gem popped up.
‘Benidorm’ by Race Horses is a sparkling, unashamedly funky, fucking brilliant song. It starts off a bit like Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast In America’, sounds a bit like Kate Bush in the middle, and then ends up rather like the more interesting regions of Britpop. Throughout, though, it remains hilariously melodramatic, beautifully arranged, and ridiculously tight.
Absolutely one of my favourite pop songs of the year, from a band to which I will now pay more attention.