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GOODBYE TERRIBLE YOUTH FAT POSSUM, OUT NOW
Scots-US fuzzy rock splendour.
East Kilbride-born Gary McClure chased acclaim in the late-noughties as half of the Manchester-based Working For A Nuclear Free City, but his relocation to St Louis since that group’s demise has shifted something. A more approachable prospect then WFANFC, American Wrestlers’ frayed-at-the-edges indie pop places gnarly guitars at the centre and has tunes to burn, recalling the dreamy animations of Real Estate. The quality doesn’t dip, with opener Vote Thatcher using the late PM as a metaphor for political constipation, Terrible Youth hitting the slacker power pop button and Blind Kids sounding like a warped A-ha. McClure says he’s regressed to the catchy rock essentials after years spent experimenting: smart move. IAN HARRISON
Listen To: Vote Thatcher | Terrible Youth | Blind Kids