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LIS­TEN: ‘Wait­ing Room’

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CORK QUIN­TET SERVE UP TASTY SEC­OND OPUS

Not to be con­fused with the sim­i­larly named Dutch foot­baller (thanks Google!), this indie, punk and shoegaze in­fused five-piece boasts a fine pedi­gree. There’s refugees aboard from var­i­ous Cork out­fits, in­clud­ing The Shanks, LMNO Pel­i­can, Rulers of the Planet and Semi.

Jonny Rep’s sec­ond al­bum, it tran­spires, is an in­tox­i­cat­ing col­lec­tion of melody-laden rif­fola that pays lov­ing trib­ute to the days when the likes of the Stone Roses and Ash ruled the air­waves.

They set their stall out strongly with the hyp­notic, swag­ger­ing rocker ‘Call Me Soon’; and the sat­is­fy­ingly meaty ‘Wait­ing Room’ is a par­tic­u­lar treat, thanks to its punchy gui­tars, an in­cen­di­ary, fret-both­er­ing gui­tar solo and a pas­sion­ate vo­cal. The de­li­cious slice of shoegaze that is ‘En­emy’ is an­other gem, while pen­sive alt.bal­lad ‘Jet Trails’ show­cases a mood­ier but most wel­come side of the band. Cork is back!

OUT NOW / ED­WIN McFEE

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