Hidden Charms - Cannonball (Download)
Think you know Hidden Charms? Think again.
Sure, the band's freakbeat style has been impossible to ignore, with their frenzied take on rhythm 'n' blues recalling everyone from The Who to The Pretty Things.
But it's time for a change. New single 'Cannonball' commences a fresh chapter in the band's history, absorbing some unexpected influences in the process.
The grinding riffs recall The Rolling Stones at their preening best, but the filtered effects are more in line with the skewed experimentalism of Robert Fripp.
Out there glam that could easily fit into one of David Bowie's many iterations, 'Cannonball' is an immediate, explosive return.