Thursday, May 01, 2008

Weller, Gallagher: Echoes beached

The press people are very optimistic about the Weller-Noel Gallagher collaboration Echoes Round The Sun:

Weller co-wrote the song with Oasis' Noel Gallagher. The song is brilliant, a shimmering blast of pure energy, destined to join The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" and The Chemical Brothers' "Setting Sun" as an instant anthem of British rock.

Well, you can certainly hear how that's what they were trying to do - trouble is, what they've ended up with sounds more like one of Weller's slow songs fighting with an early Ash track. Don't take our word for it: It's on Stereogum.