I’ve always known The Computers to push boundaries live and always felt like they knew where they wanted to go. From having seen them live a handful of times over the last few years with just a handful of people in the room, to see them flower into this exceptional band that sends the dancing jitters down my spine every time I hear the album Love Triangles, Hate Squares is quite the achievement.
The most noticeable change is the vocals, what were once all out shouting are now melodic and charming but the style fits them well and the transition from old to new is smooth. The albums kicks off nobly with beautifully titled ‘Bring Me The Head Of A Hipster’ – a bellow of a tune and a personal favourite on the album.
The album packs in the slow songs (Single Beds) and the more racing (Disco Sucks, Selina Chinese). Each song well crafted, polished and ready to be played loud. Very loud.
This is definitely one of the best summer albums you’ll hear this year. The vibe, the feel of good times, the blues, the punk influence and general rock ‘n roll. It’s feisty and I find myself with it on repeat. It’s an album that starts high and doesn’t dither.