Bristol-based singersongwriter with a soulful, sand-blasted, blues voice and sparse, spine-tingling, elegant songs to match. Something here for fans of The Tallest Man On Earth, Daughter and Ben Howard. London-based duo playing noisy, spikey, buzzy, oddly poppy tunes on debut EP Thrash Magic. Playlounge sound a lot like their heroes (No Age, Japandroids, Lemonheads) without ever veering into photocopy territory. Limerick-raised, Dublinbased indie kids pushing a rock/pop line with interesting hooks and riffs in the mix. Curtains is their strongest calling card to date, a tune which best catches what lead singer John McDonnell’s voice can do.
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