Album round-up: Wolf Alice, Brett


[two_third last=”no”]Wolf Alice – Strange Creatures EP (★★★★☆)

Wolf Alice are due a massive breakthrough – consistently they merge alt-pop with grunge to fantastically arresting effect (see last year’s Blush), and their new EP Creature Songs is another highlight. Every single track is A+ quality – Storms bursts with fuzz-rock energy that Silversun Pickups wouldn’t shirk, and  Heavenly Creatures sees the band ace low-tempo with it’s doleful pace and aching declaration: “was it never enough that/ we should simply want to be together?” Buy this as soon as you can, even if it’s just for that crescendo on We’re Not The Same.[/two_third]

artworks-000079550164-je6r3q-t500x500[two_third last=”no”]Brett – Brett (★★★☆☆)

It’s been a while since we had a decent dream-pop album, and luckily Brett have dropped their self-titled album in time for the summer. We’ve been big fans of their woozy sun-kissed style since Golden and Chalon, and the debut full-length doesn’t mess with that successful formula. Always and Confidence are as jaunty as owt, while Goon proves they can still have a deft touch with a softer song. We’d like a little bit more heart and variety in future, but as an opening statement goes, this will certainly suffice.[/two_third]


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