Jake mentioned on Instagram that it’s a Night Work sketch with a new chorus… Interestingly, it seems to be from the scrapped album’s worth of material (that Elton famously disliked) that they performed live at their secret gigs in 2008. “Television” was the set list opener. How exciting to finally hear something realized from that dark age in Sisters’ history!
And it’s total banger! A bit of a “Music is the Victim”/debut Scissors vibe on the verses.
What a gloriously full-bodied continuation of the band’s sound and energy—and in the midst of Pride month!!
Damn you Elton for robbing us of whatever this Scissor Sisters album might have turned out to be! Anyway, so glad Jake is finally finishing off all this stuff. I loved his solo album but this really is another level.
Well, not so sure about this. Jake doing the Sisters sound looks good on paper, but a rehashed outtake is not exactly doing it for me. Played some of his debut again for comparison and it felt much more exciting.
I’m very glad we are getting these tracks but I guess it means a Scissor Sisters reunion is probably off the cards anytime soon right? Imagine they’d returned with stuff like this? It does seem Ana, BabbyDaddy and De are very happy doing their own thing these days.
I played Do The Television at a work Pride disco thing this afternoon and it went down really well, loads of people asking if the SS’s were back. I’m surprised this isn’t getting more traction anywhere, it’s really quite something.