I’m a football fan. Unfortunately, I support Preston North End too. Throughout the years, the club has been a constant disappointment. We had Graham Westley, who managed the team in 2012/13, and was a real gem. He requested the players train with imaginary gym weights and refer to him as a medal winner. That’s what I’ve had to put up with.
Thankfully, Liverpool-based Courting has just dropped a new single, Football, and it’s improved my life dramatically. I currently have it playing in the background as I watch Preston against Charlton, and I feel ten times better. Yes, we’re still crap, but at least when they pass the ball to the referee for no apparent reason, I’ll be doing a unique and original dance to Football. That’s the extremes I have to go through to enjoy the sport.
I’ll leave that to one side before I get upset and talk about the song. Football is angsty. Imagine the type of anger you get in a stadium when the opposition manager cups his hand to his ear because he’s winning and times that by a thousand, that’s how brutal it is. You can’t listen to it on repeat either. Your mind will be punched, kicked, spit on by the deviously ferocious guitar notes all dressed up in Stone Island jackets and Adidas trainers. One sec, I need to take my headphones off. I’m a little scared of what’s going to happen next.
I’m ok. I’m ok. I’ll be a good gal and carry on. Football is a mix between 1970/80s hooliganism and the punk era, but I kind of like that. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want hooligans back in the game, but I do want more punk music and rebellious characters. The UK is going down the shitter. We need more individuals to scream and shout.
Fortunately, Courting has attitude, grit, and are one hell of a band, and I can’t wait to listen to their next project. Much like Idles and Benefits, they use their talent for the good of the people, and I like that. Peace.