There isn’t too much to examine here, but this song is important because it’s new music from Scott and Charlene’s Wedding. Craig Dermody is making moves again with a Japan tour slated for October and November and has offered this gritty cover of Elton John’s classic, ‘Bennie And The Jets’. This song will apparently feature on SACW’s new EP, Delivered, coming out in January through Fire Records.
It’s a cover, so there isn’t much meat to pick at critically, however it’s a great interpretation of a satirical tune that lampoons the glitter and glamour of a superficial scene. Craig and Co have dirtied the sound a bit, eking some twisted garage stomp out of the core arrangement, overlaid with a spaced-out warble. It’s a great cover, one that I’ve listened to a bunch of times. It’s sharpened my appetite for more SACW material, thankfully there isn’t too long to wait.