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02 Mar 15
The gist Evans the Death return with a confident second album of pitch-perfect indie pop. The music The London-based foursome have once more created a sound both familiar and fresh, reminiscent of 90’s indie pop before it cleaned up, got a bit boring and bought a house in suburbia. They’ve certainly grown, as has Rory Atwell’s sound. Atwell takes on the producing again, bringing more variety and depth this time, including some joyful retro keys and audio clips on title track, “Expect Delays”.
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02 Feb 15
The Gist Follow up to much heralded debut Isle of Dogs. Comes close to being just as good The Music It’s Indie-pop of the highest order, though eschewing any of the lo-fi associations with that genre, and instead having a clear interest in high production values – it’s lovingly polished and fairly so, you’d take great pride if this was the calibre of output you were capable of.
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07 Oct 14
The gist Allo Darlin' get introspective on their third LP The music I'm not usually the sort of person that listens to something over and over again, but Allo Darlin's last album Europe was, and still is, one of the exceptions to this rule. The vinyl's condition is officially "well loved" so it's a good job you can't wear out an MP3.
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10 Feb 14
Micro Feedback: Let's Wrestle are one of the very few current bands who can get away with making pure, no-strings (apart from the occasional actual strings) indie-pop, and its a joy to behold. The songs on this self titled third record are played totally straight with no particular quirks or gimmicks, its just a load of astonishingly catchy tunes. Listen to:  "Always A Friend" - an uplifting dose of new wave/surf pop.  "Tied Up" - A Gorkys-a-like summer ditty. Listen if...you like Allo Darlin, Veronica Falls, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Onions Don't listen if...you are adverse to feeling happy.
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13 Jan 14
Cursing The Sea is the first album from Dublin five piece September Girls. After some well received demos, and buoyed from some glowing international press for the single "Ships" (released on PINS' Haus of PINS cassette label) the band settled down recording their debut. Its a densely produced record which aligns itself more to My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and early Lush than Big Star (or The Bangles) which their name borrow's from, this is not a Power Pop record.
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11 Oct 10
When Darren Hayman left Hefner on hiatus in 2002 he formed The French, a short-lived deliberate departure into something more electronic and obscure. At the time it seemed to be something which he had to get out of his system, and even now Hayman is trying to push the envelope. In an interview with musicOMH in 2007 he admitted " When I am recording and writing I forget about the people that are going to listen to it and try to make it as interesting as possible...and it's only when I come to release it I start to worry".