Witterings from an old indie kid
The Popguns have built upon the two tracks they submitted to WIAIWYA for their recent The Moon And Back – One Small Step For Global Pop compilation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the The Apollo 11 Moon landings (or did they eh, eh?) for this new EP – or Space Operetta as the band say.
Both of the aforementioned contributed tracks are here and one, the title track with it’s title lifted from astronaut Michael Collins’ autobiography, is a rousing guitar driven track asking “are you ready to go…….one step” which is sung singer Wendy Pickles in a raucous manner. The second of those tracks is Laws Of Motion which is narrated By David Brand over a steady, mesmerising electronic beat with Pickles supplying background “humming” before asking that question once more.
Drop Me Off In The Ocean is a semi-acoustic song (er Space Shanty?) which transfers the Apollo 11 return flight to a commute home from work straight to the pub. Yeah – mines a pint. The final effort is a reworking of the opening interlude and the title track once more. Not sure why but, like the whole EP, is entertaining none the less. Go on, take to the stars!