US outfit MGMT did rather well for themselves in Australia with their 2008 hit ‘Electric Feel’. They popped back into the chart with ‘Kids’ and subsequently with their 2010 album ‘Congratulations’. But at this stage, they seem in danger of being relegated to chart history.
Enter their new single ‘Alien Days’, a wonky alternative-pop style record with one of those video clips that you almost feel trapped inside. Addictive, yes, but something akin to one of those bad dreams you might have after eating too much cheese. Revolving spheres, long finger nails, goats, ray-beam-shooting alien-esque dancers amongst gold tubing, birthing of blue orbs… We want some of what they’re on.