AMER­I­CAN WR WRESTLERS

GOOD­BYE TER­RI­BLE YOUTH FAT POS­SUM, OUT NOW

Q (UK) - - Review | New Albums -

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

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