I was on holiday last week (Edinburgh, thanks for asking) so missed what I assume was the entire internet salivating on their keyboards over a new track from Egyptian Hip Hop. The hype around them a few years back was obviously a bit too much and it’s been a while since we’ve heard any new sounds from the Manchester four piece. Showing their growing maturity, the band have focused long enough to record a debut album called Good Don’t Sleep, which will be out in Ireland on October 19. Pre-order it here. When the hype first started spluttering out, the band would get all pretentious, saying something along the lines of “We get bored of three-minute songs we write by the end of the second minute.” Once you look past that sneering attitude, you’ll see that Egyptian Hip Hop do indeed have so many ideas they could probably have released a triple album. (It had been a while since I’d listened to one of the tracks that began the ripples of hype. ‘Radd Pitt‘ sounds decidedly flat about three years on since it was released. And it bears no resemblance to the force Egyptian Hip Hop have become with this new track. The indie by numbers sound is dead.) ‘SYH’ then: it takes about a minute making your ears twitch with anticipation, takes a quick rest and then hits you with a chorus that renders the long leave of absence worthwhile. The subtle changes throughout this four-and-a-half-minute track will see you return numerous times to see what passed under your radar. It’ll probably also force other bands to put down their instruments and say what’s the point. Welcome back Egyptian Hip Hop. We missed you.