From Madness to Audio Bullys via Suggs’ guest role on their last album, here is the definitive beginner’s guide to today’s Onion, and how he’s soured from the runabout larks of Baggy Trousers. Here’s a boy who thinks he’s an adult, with increasingly unsettling consequences.
It’s hard not to flinch from the dark side of precocity laid out here in all in its unsavoury glory. For me the highlight is when he puts his hand out while crossing the road, all unthinking entitlement and adopted swagger. I think I might have found a new walk.