The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - KEVIN COURT­NEY

French Navy, Teenager Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heart­bro­ken showed their se­duc­tive charm. De­sire Lines, a much-de­layed fol­low up to 2009’s My Maudlin Ca­reer, is well worth the wait; Camp­bell’s singing is as hope­lessly ro­man­tic as ever, while key­board player/vo­cal­ist Carey Lan­der and gui­tarist/man­dolin player Kenny McKeever skil­fully hold the songs’ del­i­cate bal­ance. Trou­ble­maker, New Year’s Res­o­lu­tion and Do It Again man­age to be both brash and coy, while Fifth in Line to the Throne and Break It to You Gen­tly are sub­tly edgy bal­lads. Cam­era-ob­

4AD Belle & Se­bas­tian aren’t the only Scot­tish out­fit with a neat line in wist­ful, retro in­die: Cam­era Ob­scura, led by vo­cal­ist Traceyanne Camp­bell, have been ply­ing their gen­tly melodic trade since 1996. Their first three al­bum­sendeared them to in­die kids, and sin­gles such as

and Down­load tracks: New Year’s Res­o­lu­tion, Do It Again, Fifth in Line to the Throne

De­sire Lines

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