Only problem is they always just come up short
On paper, Fixers’ debut album should be a perfect 10; the lynchpins of the Oxford Blessing Force scene have a love of Animal Collective and Brian Wilson that could be a perfect mix. But the result? At its best, the Foster The People-ish ‘Floating Up’ and ‘Iron Deer Dream’, where post-chillwave bubbles and synth tweaks give way to glorious Friendly Fires-lite choruses. The only problem is they always just come up short when trying to make their own version of FTP’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’. As an aside, ‘Really Great World’ and ‘Good Night’ are the most brilliantly shameless Beach Boys pastiches you’ll hear this side of a Wondermints album.