The first single from FIRSTOFTHEGIANTS, Obsessive Compulsive raised many eyebrows in the online community for its slick 80s moody attitude. Described as 'Like Editors if they were good', Obsessive Compulsive was featured in the nationally distributed Fly Magazine. The cover art was produced by barbecuing a plug socket from Wilkinson's and represents the feeling that if you don't obsessively check plug sockets and light switches, your house will probably burn down.
"The stadium-sized ambition of this breakneck single belies a commendable DIY approach and an integrity sadly lacking from many mainstream indie anthem. Musically the melodies are hot on the heels of Hundred Reasons, while the riffs stand converse to converse with the best indie shoe gazers out there: all in all a fine mix of energy, passion and, yes, music that flew by and had me hitting repeat. Repeatedly…" - Fly Magazine
released October 13, 2006
Songs written by Stephen Powell, music by FIRSTOFTHEGIANTS