Now usually I’m bit a weary about labels; post-punk, post-rock, progressive rock, new rave, they are really meaningless except for organisational purposes, like stickers on supermarket cheese, right? But when I popped in my copy of Rory McVicar’s debut single ‘Now That You’re Mine’, iTunes hastily categorized it ‘children’s music’, and I did a little chuckle, because it’s bang on. The acoustically-led, sugary strumming of Mr McVicar’s ditties is as sweet as pie and as warming for the soul as chicken soup.
The title track time warps to the period of pedal pushers and poodle skirts with its animated doo-wop-wop background vocals that hover about McVicar’s refreshingly modest tale of requited love. Second track ‘Not The Time’ flashes-forward, sounding more rock-friendly in its itsy-bitsy electronic outbursts whilst McVicar maintains a vocal rawness that is intimately and adoringly humbling, making the single ‘Now That You’re Mine’ a sweet-treat teaser for what’s to come.
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