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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - COVER STORY -

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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