The Hold Steady single review

by Emma

Chips Ahoy!

Rather than a celebration of fast food, Chips Ahoy! Is actually a racehorse in the latest single due to be released by Vagrant records on 13th November.

The Brooklyn quintet have knocked out a bold and subtly funny track with this single, tongue in cheek lyrics sung with deep and slick vocals, with nice electronic backing running over melodic guitar and toned-down percussion. This is a nice and refreshingly different track, daring to lyrically go in a different direction to so many of today’s bands; ‘how am I supposed to know that you’re high if you won’t even dance’. The keyboard trilling is delightfully unique and is the cherry on top of this rather delicious cake.