"How Long" impresses with an amazing hookline and an instrumentation that blends catchiness, "pop-potential" and "club-suitabiltiy" in a memorable mixture
MESH´s latest album "A perfect solution" was one of 2009´s Alternative highlights. Shortly after its release, the Bristol duo´s chart entry was followed by a tremendously successful european tour. After the highly positive feedback of the first single "Only Better" in both clubs and on the radio, MESH continue with one of the strongest tracks of the album. "How Long" impresses with an amazing hookline and an instrumentation that blends catchiness, "pop-potential" and "club-suitabiltiy" in a memorable mixture.
Thematically, MESH sing about a partnership whose expiry date is long-gone. This bitter theme is packed into the characteristic hypnotic and addictive melancholy that has marked their style since albums like "The Point At Which It Falls Apart". But with this last album they´ve managed to wrap their trademark into a newer, organic and more rocking ensemble without denying their electronic roots. Regarding the sound design, MESH have clearly evolved and skillfully succeeded in combining the best of both worlds.
As usual, MESH fans can expect to find a track on the B-side which is not to be considered a gap-filler but a fully-fledged highlight. As a treat to their numerous fans, MESH isn´t merely offering the previously unreleased track "Save Everyone", but also an alternate version of the recently Vinyl-only version "Hold & Restrain".