Sometimes life is like an bar of Cadburys Whole Nut chocolate. No really. Rich and sweet, but get to the core of it, and there’s always something hard and rocky buried inside to disrupt the pleasure. Deep, huh? Sometimes however, bands are like an inverted bar of said chocolate.
Disseminate the hard, un-nourishing centre and you’ll find something creamy, dreamy and pleasurable at its centre. This would be ‘Tape 23’ by Fans Of Kate. Wonky vocals, plinky plonk piano and a whiff of middling nineties indie rock surround said treat, but bite down to the chorus and you’ll find something grand and utterly glorious that climbs till it can go no higher and then falls gracelessly to earth.
But what a chorus. The trick is repeated on the actually-much-better second track ‘A Pattern’ that quite literally can’t wait to get to its Elbow-sized peak. Recommended. In parts.
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