manchester is providing something worthy of interest again. echoes of depeche mode (which in my eyes is holy and i hold almost nothing sacred...) were more than detectable in their first hit "wonderful life", but combined with a pop sensibility that almost reminded me of s-a-w (saywhat?!), they sneakily escaped my sneer as a copycat duo. thou shall not play with gods, i say.
the hurts are back with a song that i appreciate, again. called "better than love", i am not quite sure it lives up to its title but is definitely worth a listen.