Friday 24 September 2010, 13:20 | By

Single Review: Spectrals – Extended Play (Moshi Moshi)

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Spectrals

Each of this EP’s seven tracks attempt to combine the lo-fi garage rock of Best Coast et al with Phil Spector’s pop nous. Though, unfortunately, ‘Extended Play’ is more party wall than wall of sound.

That’s not to say Spectrals are without charm; ‘Chip A Tooth (Spoil A Smile)’ is a delectable slice of reverb heavy mope-pop and ‘7th Date’ plink-plonks away like an out-take from Spector’s ‘A Christmas Gift For You’.

But, though they crib from the right places, the band would do well to be less in thrall of pop music’s past. JAB.

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