Release Date: Out Now
With the sound off (yeah, sometimes I review music with the sound off, what of it?), Felix Hagan and the Family look super theatrical and arty like the XX with dancers. But then you turn the sound on and you realise that the wonderfully titled ‘Delirium Tremendous’ is actually a delightful slice of alt-pop with whimsy at it’s heart and that is a rare thing these days. Take elements of the Scissor Sisters and Mika, put them in a studio with Muse in their poppy pomp and then bring in the dancing girls and sugar based cocktails (Caipirinhas should do it), shake it all up and add a jaunty umbrella in the colour of your choosing (as long as it’s black with rose gold embellishment). I adore the spirit of fun and the dramatic in this tune and I’m pretty sure you will too if you give it a chance.
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