Album: Micachu and the Shapes, Never (Accidental/Rough Trade)

 

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The Independent Culture

These Guildhall-trained experimentalists' debut unravelled pop's inner workings.

Now they're putting it all back together again in the knowledge that, as with a Lego set, it's always more interesting doing it "wrongly". But Never, whose song titles are nearly all one word, isn't as daunting as the avant-garde approach might suggest. For example, "Holiday" sounds like The Beach Boys' "Then I Kissed Her" screaming for help inside a tumble dryer. In a good way.

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