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PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND By Nick Stevenson

FORM & CONTROL
14 February 2012
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This US six-piece have obviously been spending less time listening to the world music that inspired their debut album and more time in New York loft parties. Their second album has a cosmic disco groove (‘The Following’), thought-out harmonies (‘The Unknown Faces at Father James Park’) and electro- pop moments (‘The Right One’), creating the kind of warm glow you may get from a house party in a log cabin. Four of the tracks are soft rock/pop à la Fleetwood Mac (‘Afterglow’, ‘Winter Falls’). The only low point is ‘Give’, if only because it sounds exactly like SMD’s ‘Cruel Intentions’.

File under Crazy P and H&LA hold a house party round Stevie Nicks’
Download ‘Following’, ‘All Cliches’, ‘The Unknown Faces at Father James Park’
Like this? Try The Human League ‘Dare’ (Virgin)

TAGS: ALBUMS / HANDCLAP BAND / PHENOMENAL / REVIEWS / TUMMY TOUCH

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