It’s been about two years since the release of Dublin duo We Cut Corners‘ debut album, Today I Realised I Could Go Backwards. Despite clocking in at under 30 minutes it was a dense and varied album, one that I found myself returning to constantly in the following months. ‘YKK’ is our first taster of new music from We Cut Corners since, and features on their forthcoming second album, due out early next year on the Delphi label. It’s 2.23 minutes long, so fits into the We Cut Corners structure, but it sounds harsher than anything we’ve heard from them previously. Lyrically, the band still seem in doubt. They told us on ‘The Leopard’ that “I’m more of a panda, more of a bystander”. On ‘YKK’, guitarist John Duignan reveals: “I pause for applause, but it doesn’t seem to come. Am I doing something wrong?” But then there’s a hint of brashiness: “Or am I doing just great,” he repeats. It’s an interesting, sexually charged song, one that is as immediate as anything they’ve done before. I guess we’ll have to wait until the new album to find out which animal they’re more like this time around. We Cut Corners play the Workman’s Club, Dublin, on Friday, November 29. Tickets onsale now.