3 out of 5
Label: Trauma Records
Produced by: Steve Albini, John Pearson (live tracks, recorded by)
The radio single, a b-side, and two live cuts.
You’re presumably getting singles as a fan of the band or song, so let’s talk bang for buck: the b-side, Old, is, on the one hand, the kind of track we rarely get from Bush: the balls out rocker. One off my favorite non-album tracks of theirs – Bubbles – is in this format, and Old has a similar full-throttle appeal, with the added plus of the rawness of Razorblade Suotcase production. It’s definitely a worthy catalogue addition, but falls short of being ‘must have’ due to a really weak closing. The live tracks – Insect Kin and Personal Halloway – are cleanly recorded and enthusiastic, but there’s nothing special to make them better than the album tracks.
So an average set of tracks overall.