It took me a few listens to really get into Male Bonding. At first, their lead single, "Year's Not Long" just sounded like a lot of noise. Good noise, but not a whole lot else. After hearing the song a couple of times though I really started to appreciate everything this London-based group put into this track. The guitar riffs are perfect, Robin Silas Christian's drums explode with a mood of energetic optimism, and John Arthur Webb’s vocals beautifully fight through backing music to add a more complex nature to the otherwise upbeat song. Male Bonding show a lot of promise and a lot of talent on this track. With some more time to nurture their sound they should be creating more great music like “Year’s Not Long” in the future. “Year’s Not Long” is the opening track on Male Bonding’s very well-received Sub Pop debut Nothing Hurts. Listen to and download the track here.