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Microlite by Trophy Wife

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Reviewed on 12th November 2010.



By Trophy Wife

Self-proclaimed purveyors of "ambitionless office rock" Trophy Wife put a sharper spin on whimsical alt-pop, with A-side 'Microlite.' Melt-in-the-mouth rhythms and Jody Prewett's dreamy vocals are tempered by the brittle chime of guitars. The combination of gentle atmospherics and sharp guitars brings an edge to the usual alt-pop trappings, making this just about interesting enough to have you looking forward to track two. B-side 'Take This Night' replaces the clicking guitars with a skittering drumbeat, and generally adheres more closely to the expected alt-pop formula. There's plenty of twinkling sound effects, echoey guitars that reek of balmy summer nights and Prewett's heady vocals, all blurring into one long, delicious drone of sound.

For dreamy-eyed alt-pop, the A-side is pretty edgy stuff and, if 'Take This Night' doesn't bring anything new to the table, then at least it does the usual formula well. Worth a listen if you're a fan of the genre.



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