ELEC­TRE­LANE

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

No Shouts No Calls Too Pure There are too many bands in need of a good push and a shove; all-fe­male quar­tet Elec­tre­lane (Ver­ity Sus­man, Mia Clarke, Ros Murray and Emma Gaze) don’t need such en­tice­ments. They’ve been around the block a few times and seem to have found out the hard way that edge and ex­per­i­men­ta­tion don’t nec­es­sar­ily equal wide­spread ap­peal. Find­ing an au­di­ence be­yond the art scene crowd could come eas­ier with No Shouts No Calls, a melody-laden album of naive pop-punk rem­i­nis­cent of The Modettes or Elas­tica. If the parpy or­gan-fix­ated in­stru­men­tal of Tram 21 doesn’t drag you along, then per­haps the sub­tle un­der­tow of At Sea and the as­sertive throbs of Be­tween the Wolf and the Dog will. It isn’t all ter­rific – some­times the vo­cals bring to mind ret­i­cent moth­ers at a karoake ses­sion – but when it’s good, which is most of the time, it’s a breath of fresh air. www.elec­tre­lane.com

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