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UFO by Poppy & The Jezebels

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Reviewed on 13th September 2008.



By Poppy & The Jezebels

Space rock performed by spaced-out teens, or childish stratospheric meanderings? Lines like "the future's so last century..." might lead you to the latter conclusion, but this is such a jaunty keyboard-driven number that it would be pointless to write it off. It's quite simply the liveliest piece of retro noodling I've heard in a while, all crushed into three and a half minutes of bouncy melody, spurious electronic effects, atmospheric backing and occasional guitar twangs. Quite how seriously the lyrical content - which may be a futuristic tale of space exploration or an allegory regarding binge drinking the latest brand of WKD - was meant to be taken is another matter. But either way, this is an eminently listenable slice of pop. These girls constantly threaten to imprint themselves upon the mainstream and I, for one, continue to hope that they manage to do so.



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