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Once again, Foos have made a sterling, hook-laden album perfect for that next arena tour.
The four-piece may not harness the tortured soul of Pinkerton, but with songs like the blistering ‘Ain’t Got Nobody’ and the gently chugging ‘Cleopatra’, they’ve finally arrested the decline that was in danger of tainting their legacy.
If you were given a copy of Superfood’s new record, bereft of album details and year of production, you’d be hard-pressed to guess just which era this has emerged from; doffing their caps to yesterbaggy, Britpop and everything in between, the Birmingham band’s long-awaited debut album is a delightful collection of wobbly pop and infectious, sun-drenched hooks.
‘Shaking in the Water’ is their best single since ‘Young (Beline)’, beginning with a twinkling, Deaf Havana-esque riff before exploding into a stomping, fist-pumping hook.
Blood & Lemonade is lean and fast throughout, and whilst Jones has his career with Miley Cyrus to fall back on, fans will relish this return to form from a criminally overlooked band.
Opener ‘Homesick’ sees singer Van McCann drawl like a hanging Luke Pritchard before the melody gives way for a ferocious chorus.
One of the most talked about artists of early 2014, George Ezra has now released debut album Wanted On Voyage to justify the hype.
The ill-informed would assume that Kasabian are generally, a much loved British band that most people find hard to fault, but the barbarous truth is that Kasabian have always divided opinion.
The number of bands you can compare Wild Beasts to is whittling, and the four piece certainly stand triumphant in a sea of bands that don’t pay much attention to their delivery or lyrics.
‘You Can Do Better’ (Alcopop!) is the 4th album from Jo Fo and it returns to the ragged glory of the 1st album in many ways.