"Infatuation / You Ain't My Baby" (Single) (Militant Recordings; 2006)

Reviewed by Dominic Toogood

"Infatuation" is a surprisingly mature debut offering from Brightonís brightest young stars Teasing Lulu. With a bass line thatíd make Peter Hook salivate, served up by punk goddess in the making, Louisa Carr, and guttural vocals from her diminutive co-hort, Lucy Dalton, this single shows a new side to the normally perky punk trio. With a subtle underpinning of drums, the single spins into your subconscious as a tale of love and longing sweeps over you, propped up by bass lines designed to break your heart. 

Normality is restored on the flip side as the girls belt out the lyrically simple live favorite "You Ainít My Baby" and we remember why we fell in love with Louisa and Lucy in the first place with this slice of bubblegum punk pop.

With a reputation of being able to prop up punk legends such as The Damned, Rezillos and Dead Kennedys, letís hope this single is just a sign of things surely to come. 

Infatuated yet? You will be.

For more information, check out http://www.teasinglulu.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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