Bubblegum Lemonade - Have You Seen Faith? (Matinee Recordings) 
Bubblegum Lemonade - Have You Seen Faith?

Release Date: 23rd July 2013

It's been a while since I've heard from our Scottish cousins and I always like to hear what they've been up to. Glasgow's Bubblegum Lemonade (pretty high up on the band name-ometer) are more at the Belle & Sebastian end of the spectrum than the Biffy Clyro end but opening track 'Have You Seen Faith?' is a little too lifeless for me. There are some jangly guitars and breathy vocals but all I can picture is a bored looking bassist trying desperately to keep the tempo slow enough for the song and I never like to think of a musician being bored when playing their own songs. 'Cool Guitar Girl' is a much more uptempo and perky number and, despite the McFly-esque title, it has a certain Teenage Fanclubish innocence to it which is appealing its own right. As if they weren't already going for the youth market, the final track is actually called 'Angry Birds'. However, it's not about flinging our feathered friends at sick pigs but rather about women beating up their blokes...I think. Once again, the oh-so-indie guitars are present and the jaunty melody but there's nothing really to catch the attention or peak my interest beyond some inoffensive indie tuneage and some forgettable lyrics. Tis a shame as well because with a name like Bubblegum Lemonade I was hoping for something a little more sugary and bubbly.

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