Pigeon Detectives: 'Everybody Wants Me'
Released on Monday, Jul 28 2008
Published Thursday, Jul 17 2008, 12:58 BST
| By Simon Reynolds |
The ingredients should be familiar by now - lost love, youthful exuberance, catchy guitar hooks and big choruses. It can only be The Pigeon Detectives
. The Yorkshire five-piece have found a formula that works and they're going to cling to it until fading chart success prompts a change in direction. With 'Everybody Wants Me', frontman Matt Bowman dissects the romantic frustrations that come with a rapid rise to fame.
Success has evidently brought him plenty of female attention but, according to this song, not from the one girl that matters. Though it may be an effective pop song, 'Everybody Wants Me' does cover exactly the same ground as nearly every other Pigeons single that's come before. Two albums in quick succession, with a third
promised very soon, could cause this promising group to burn out far too quickly. > Click here for our review of The Pigeon Detectives' album