Tyde : Once
Felt-like excitement on LA Anglophiles' debut
Better than the more obvious choices of Chris Martin and Benny Hill sure, and 'Once', The Tyde's debut album, is as faithful and brown-nosing a tribute to Denim and Felt as it could be without being by a band called Lycra. 'Strangers Again' and 'Get Around Too', particularly sound like they could've been written in a sixth-form common room in Sheffield in 1988. The genetic lure of the slide guitar eventually conquers - but 'Once' still shines through as a slice of good old, no-arsed, underachieving, crap-in-a-fight British indie brilliance that you'd expect from the Official Home Of Morrissey.
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