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With the low-fi aura of The Vaccines enveloping Alex Turner-like bouts of lyrical self-deprecation, Don’t Play With Fire more than solidifies China Rats standing as the next big, stand-out indie darlings.
Chvrches have created a sound that despite being very reminiscent of 80’s synth pop, they can clearly call their own.
Welsh five-piece Kids In Glass Houses are well known for putting out catchy pop-rock records, and fourth studio album Peace is certainly no exception.
After the punch-ups and drama that dominated the quartet last time, it’s refreshing to hear the Followill family blasting through songs with all the glee they had on ‘Holy Roller Novacaine’
Loud Like Love feels like the band’s most accessible, radio-friendly music to date despite feeling more so like a parody of what the band is.
As time has progressed, one thing seems to have been settled when it comes to American duo MGMT – ‘Oracular Spectacular’ is the anomaly
Fenech-Soler’s follow-up LP is a marvellous crossbreed of stunning summery indie sounds and dance inflicted pop tunes
The first noticeable trait is the absence of bassist Kim Deal, who’s sugary backing vocals used to chime so brilliantly with the tortured howl of Black.
London based Comanechi and Birmingham’s Female Smell are set to release a limited edition 7” split AA side on October 8 2013
If you’re brought up on 60s Mod and Northern Soul and virtually every The Who/Small Faces/Kinks record out there, the lads will resonate with you by no means and this album will only be an extension of that.