Relative scene newbies LightGuides, though intentionally diving head first into a largely saturated pool of indie-but-not-indie musicians, somehow manage to sound incredibly fresh and ahead of the curve. It may be the etchings of mid-00s pop-punk creeping into the swathes of more Brit-rock stylings, but LightGuides do just enough to grab your ears by the balls and do something special. ‘The Arts Factory’ is right up there with the best songs of the year, and the release marks another great addition to the already sterling Alcopop! roster. ‘Samba, Samba, Samba’ is a great effort, which drips with potential for the future too.