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This is a band with a serious intellect, a sharp wit, and a knack for subversive hooks.
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What they do aim for, and regularly hit, is the part of the brain that thoroughly enjoys it when great pop songs are disguised under thick layers of real instruments.
Like many sibling groups it is when the girls break into their delicately woven harmonies that they shine. They combine guitar parts that resonate with tonality and implausibly beautiful vocals.
On the eve of the release of their seventh album, When The Gramophone Rings sits down with indie veterans Nada Surf to discuss their new ambition and why it’s never good to be hot…
It’s not surprising then than that this cheekboned US five-piece specialise in no-frills, fuzzy indie-pop that links them very much to the lineage of The Strokes. The constant wearing of Converse doesn’t help matters either.
Many of their songs build from a plucked guitar into roaring, soaring, heavy choruses that drip with golden harmonies. The fact they don’t ponse around in waistcoats and tweed also supports the fact that these guys occupy the rockier side of folk-rock.
Combining the lo-fi intelligence of The Shins with the slightly wonky melodic hooks of Guster, the recently-released Days is a blissful, woozy set of indie tunes that wrap you up in a bear-hug of goodwill.
We chat to up-and-coming London four-piece ahead of the release of their debut album, Slow River. Up for debate: whether they got their name right, and the merits of not being able to play synth.
With their perfect synthetic indie-pop, the LA three piece have arrived to hoover up those that were bamboozled by MGMT’s ‘difficult’ second album.
After their whistlestop European tour we let you in on Toronto’s best kept secret: the mightiest musical magpies of the last decade have arrived.