‘Part Of The Echoes’ is vast and grandiose, making an impact with urgent vocals that already beg for the drunken singalong of a festival crowd, yet also make you want to run through the rain majestically. Needless to say, it’s pretty huge.
‘Dreaming’ is a near perfect slice of sugar-rush pop. Part Foster The People, part Phoenix and part Passion Pit, this is sunshine-inspired wunderfulness.
It neatly sums up what make this band loveable. The drums are beefy, the guitars shimmer, and Jordan Sturdee’s distinctive vocals flutter delightfully over the top of it all.
It starts in modest LCD Soundsystem-esque pop song trappings and over the course of its eight minutes develops into something utterly transcendent.
‘Confidence’ is a chipper slice of folk indebted indie-pop that blends plucked acoustic guitar with Long’s bright melodies and a harmony-drenched chorus
‘Her Favourite Song’ sees Ware and Hawthorne bring together the different aspects of retro soul they are reviving in their respective solo careers, as the track revolves around a throwback bass groove with Ware providing an understated and subtle chorus hook.
The track is strong. Shards of synth and spacey guitar weave in and out of each other underneath an emotive, soaring vocal. Basically, it’s really good yeh.
This is opaque and atmospheric, with Healy’s processed vocals and the disjointed, fractured beat that it’s all built around.
A slow burning effort dripping with paranoia and heartbreak that combines elements of the anthemic with the subtle craft of storytelling and sees the group propel themselves past 2009’s critically acclaimed High Violet
As expected from previous singles, ‘Dream Machines’ is heavy on the guitars but whereas previous offerings have been grungy, down-strummed chords, this almost flutters by on an intoxicating, chiming pattern
While solo projects aren’t always for everyone (just ask Ace Frehley), Rubin proves he’s a steady enough hand to steer
Built around woozy synths and shards of icy guitar before singer Josh Kolenik’s distintive, casual vocal enters this perfectly organised party
Not a massive departure from what we’re used to from the band, but melodically this flies straight and true. Bucket loads of guitar delay too
There is a stark, undeniable resemblance to Alt-J in its delivery but this is playful too and sounds like the work of three young men with talent and songcraft beyond their years