It’s hard to know what to say about Heart For Rent, the new single from Middlesbrough four-piece Jimmy and the Sounds. 

Like, really hard. 

The song is fine. Absolutely fine. I mean, it’s catchy, there’s a good beat to it, the chorus is bouncy – you could definitely dance to it. 

It’s an indie club song through and through. 

Only, the DJ will probably play it at the start of the night before anyone is really in. And I’d be surprised if anyone requested it later.  

It’s unliklely to be anyones favourite song. In the same way that not many people would have referred to anything by The Futureheads – a band they sound extremely similar to, like, uncannily –  with a huge amount of fondness.  

The vocals are fine, perfectly fine. The music is completely inoffensive – it’s tight and the guys play well.  

The band describe their songs as “music to fall in love to”. A lofty idea, but I think the best they can hope for is a drunken lumber with a stranger. 

(Released through New Blood on 14th February 2011) 


Kenneth John Porteous


About Cee Tee Jackson

I run three blogs: 1) ceeteejackson.com (my author blog.) 2) leadingpetcare.com (my business / dog walking blog) 3) loudhorizon.wordpress.com (my music blog .. infrequent posts) Guess what? I'm a dog walking, wannabee author that loves music.
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