Tuesday, 3 December 2013

FINNMARK! - SINGLE REVIEW

Finnmark! - Branno (February Records) 
Finnmark! - Branno

Leeds indie-pop fun from a band named after a tiny northern county of Norway? Don't mind if I do. 'Branno' is a single that I am a little late coming to thanks to the obscenely disorganised nature of my inbox/life but it's worth a 'shout out' as the kids would say due to its velvety loveliness. Musically it rattles around the Fall duelling with early Long Blondes (y'know, when they were still learning their instruments) but it's the baritone vocals mixed with the persistent organ drone that really seals the deal for me. This is quintessentially English indie with pop sensibilities and an entirely unique vocal style so it's A.O.K. by me. Nevermind what the Norwegians think....


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