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This is the Summer Album you want in 2014
on 23 May 2014
What a fantastic, uplifting, lilting and generally feel good LP.
Every year it gets to spring and i really fancy a soundtrack to while away the days - i thought it might have been Beck's Morning Phase - but whilst it is great, it lacks the hook to drive along the M4 to! This release has lovely guitar notes, gently hazy singing, but also enough energy to turn your head.
Teh influences are obviously deep and wide - but not in the retrograde 'Yuck' way - instead we get a whisper of very early REM, a hint of 'Surf's Up', and little taste of 'Bandwagonesque all mixed in with a wash of 'Van Occupanther' hooks.
Listen to it on Spotify first, but buy the LP - beutifully housed in an embossed gatefold sleeve with a great little postcard and a download.
Soundtrack to the Summer.