The Retrospectives - Bittersweet (Tiny Teeth Records) 
The Retrospectives - Bittersweet

I do worry sometimes that bands I review on here will get one good single or EP out and then disappear as the lure of an Assistant Manager job at Asda becomes too strong. So it's nice when bands come round again with another release and another string of dates, just like the Retrospectives. The Sheffield indie-pop trio are back with their latest single 'Bittersweet' which is somewhere between the hugely marketable and accessible songs that McFly bash out and some kind of pop version of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Front-man Tom Galton does a good line in indie vocals but it's the infectious guitar hooks backed up by the bouncing bass line that really sells this track as a lot of fun and guaranteed to make a crowd pogo like it was the height of Britpop within about 20 seconds.

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Live Dates:

30th March - Cockpit 3, Leeds
31st March - Sound Control, Manchester
3rd April - The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield

6th April - Enterprise, London