Paul Weller - The Attic - Singles - Reviews - Soundblab

Paul Weller - The Attic

by Lewis Shepherd Rating:6 Release Date:2012-09-18

Paul Weller returns with 'The Attic', the latest single from his number one, 11th studio album, Sonik Kicks. However, like he has done in the past, Paul has decided to release the single as an EP with a brand new track, 'The Piper', and a full version of album track 'Sleep of the Serene'. By now we may feel as though we know Mr Weller. After all, he's been around for as long as anyone can remember and has become synonymous with the British rock scene over the last 40 years, but this single is a little different to what we usually get.

Judging by the upbeat and melancholy vocals coupled with excellent guitar riffs from his last EP/single I reviewed, 'When Your Garden's Overgrown', I expected something similar, but this is a much more of a rockabilly-styled, happy and summery song which sounds like it has jumped straight out of 1974, and if I'm honest I don't know how I feel about it. Yes, it's finger-tapping, dancing-around-the-garden-in-the summer-with-a-slightly-warm-can-of-cider fun, but it's just not what I expected, so the jury is still out on this one.

However, new rack 'The Piper' does sound very Paul Weller with a little space-age feel thrown in to go along with his usual rocky sound. If I'm honest, this should have featured on the album and lead as the latest single. Overall, I must say 'The Attic' isn't the best track but this is worth the buy just for the new song, so as a whole it passes the grade.

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