Sunday 7 November 2010

Cults Guard Their Family Secrets

Sonic Masala have championed the lo-fi musings of Cults in the past here - and if you haven't got their Go Outside 7", hurry up and do it! Then along comes Guards, effectively Richie Follin, who dishes out his organ-heavy retro pop like its the last day to dish out organ-heavy retro pop. And as it transpires, he is the brother of Cults' Madeline Follin. And this lovely sibling ring a ring a rosie comes full circle on Guards' debut EP that you can get for free on his Bandcamp (and its pretty much the only thing on the World Wide Web attributed to him, being all mysterious and such). With a penchant for featuring great female vocalists (Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck appears on 'Trophy Queen'), he teams up with his sis on 'Sail It Slow', in my eyes the best track on show. Its a solid release (even though the toe-tapping 'Resolution Of One' inexplicably reminded me of Cold War Kids - shudder...), and there is some real promise here. Nothing overly original, but the creative seed has been sown...

Guards - Sail It Slow (ft. CULTS)

Guards - I See It Coming

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