By Tempting Kate
The latest release, "Falling Off Buildings", has confirmed my faith in the ability of Leeds/Stirling outfit Tempting Kate to knock out some excellent indie guitar-pop songs. Their previous release "Waiting For Nothing" returned top review after top review, and this one will be no different.
"Eating Concrete" opens up the CD, and is a little heavier than their usual delivery, but still... it's excellent. Scarily suitable harmonies, a mix of heavy distortion and soaring pop moments in the guitars and a general feeling of "could this get any better?"
Well, yes. The title track follows and is the classic indie pop tune on the CD, yet it still utilises a nice'n'dirty guitar and bass sound. Writing danceable, bouncy, pogotastic tracks is obviously why Tempting Kate was formed: "When you watch me falling off buildings, Do you know you're still my saviour, I can watch you watching me falling, Never need to return that favour".
In my last review I said that "if they fail to get national recognition it will be a major travesty" and I stand by that. If you like Idlewild, you will like Tempting Kate, a band that stand up very well to their signed equivalents.