Are THE COURTEENERS destined to be the next Next Big Thing outta the UK? Rumor has it that MORRISSEY thinks so. (Of course, I was just writing last week about how he thought JAMES were going to be the Next Big Thing back in the '80s, so one must certainly take his opinion with a grain or two or three of saltpeter).
Honestly, though, the Courteeners' "What Took You So Long" reminds me of a James' song (something about the guitars & drums, near as I can tell), though the rest of their debut LP, ST. JUDE, leans more toward typical, 21st-century Britpop.
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[MP3] "What Took You So Long"