Taken from their debut album, â€˜We Are Pilotsâ€™, the Shiny Toy Guns single â€˜Rainy Mondayâ€™ is a great little song from a band that clearly have grand ambitions. The LA four piece clearly like to use technology and a generous helping of synths to create an upbeat electrical air. Subsequently, it can sound a bit like the best parts of a mid-90s pop song, and not as new-sounding as claimed. Rock music with a dance ethic is hard to pull off but this song does it well, and will be intriguing to hear whatâ€™s next. Indeed, like all good singles, this certainly makes you want to check out the album.
Released 27/08/07 on Mercury Records