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Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You

Jen Walker
Jen Walker 1 February at 14.00
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‘Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You’ is essential listening...

This second full-length effort from the former Test Icicles man is a grandiose affair. Almost a year in the making, the results here should catapult Devonte Hynes into the mainstream without hesitation. All strings and staccato guitar, lead single ‘Marlene’ is an indie-pop masterpiece, while ‘Faculty Of Fears’ wouldn’t sound out of place on Silverchair’s last album, entirely built up of soaring orchestral segments and catchy vocal hooks. There’s no filler here, even the short instrumental numbers deserve their place as they break up the album into chapters. A surprisingly good follow-up, ‘Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You’ is essential listening.

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