Michael Cragg 

New music: Hadouken! – Bad Signal

Hadouken! take techno-speak to a new level with a song about trending, bad signals and Facebook status requests
  
  

For their first single for new label Ministry of Sound Recordings, Hadouken! take techno-speak to a whole new level, incorporating the language of social media to document a broken relationship. From the title ("You're giving me a bad signal"), to some incredibly clunky-sounding lyrics ("I didn't realise my heart could break so easy from another status update"), it's a song that will probably divide opinion based on people's ability to listen to lines such as "In my mind you are trending … See you there on my newsfeed … Seems like this contract's suspended" without laughing.

But there's something brilliantly ridiculous about it all. Built around the chorus from the Supremes' You Keep Me Hangin' On, it's a bass-heavy racket of treated guitars and frontman James Smith's ability to keep a straight face while playing "guess the social media platform" with the lyrics. For the video – premiered here – the band play a show while a lonely lady goes in search of human contact via a drunken tube ride, some fancy dress shopping and a bit of a jog down a London street. It all ends with a kiss, so she's obviously doing something right.

• Bad Signal is due on 5 August via Ministry of Sound.