Tuesday, 22 March 2016

New Music: Night Games - Faithless

Where does a band get its name from? I mean, take Night Games. Did they read Anna Krien’s book (Night Games: Sex, Power and a Journey into the Dark Heart of Sport) and take inspiration from that? Or was it some reference to past memories of childhood sleepover parties and things they did to entertain themselves there? Murder in the dark perhaps? Or is it some sort of reference to the atmosphere of their music, playful but dark sounding? Or was it just that The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Butthole Surfers and Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat had all already been taken and so they thought 'Night Games, that'll do.'

Whatever the reason, the London pairing (maybe they could have just called themselves Connie and Paul and kept it simple) have got a rather splendid synth-soft new song out called Faithless. “You’ve won me over with lies before,” Connie sings before admitting that she’s coming back for more. More of what we’re not quite sure. Maybe she’s singing about the UK voting public and their appetite for the Conservative party? Or maybe the name of the band gives us a saucy hint?

Night Games - Faithless

1 comment:

Richard G said...

Or even, although highly unlikely, Graham Bonnet's 1981 single 'Night Games', the only solo effort of his that got noticed!