Album: Trickbaby, Chor Bazaar (Wrasse)

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It's interesting that Shakespears Sister's Marcella Detroit guests on this British/Indian six-piece's new album, because Trickbaby share some of her former band's predilection for darkly sparkling pop.

The difference is that this band – who've already sold millions worldwide to the Indian diaspora – sneak in some bangra rhythms and Bollywood strings. But when in "Fighter" Saira Hussain sings, "I'm an angry girl 'cause you've got to be a fighter in this ugly world," she doesn't even sound mildly disgruntled, let alone ready for the revolution. Likeable but lacking something.

Pick of the Album: Despite the above, 'Fighter' is an agreeable slice of pop-rock