While they have all the makings of a Teenage Fanclub-esque outfit, The Felt Tips lack of drive will leave them running out of ink

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Album Review: The Felt Tips - Living And Growing (Plastilina)

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Album Review: The Felt Tips – Living And Growing (Plastilina)

[a]The Felt Tips[/a] do that Glasgow [a]Belle & Sebastian[/a]/[a]Teenage Fanclub[/a] acoustic-driven jangly thing, and on the whole they don’t do it that badly. It’s hardly revolutionary enough to call it a ‘twist’, but if they do have a quirk it’s that they smother everything with little riffs so shamelessly [b]Smiths[/b]-ian they’ve actually named a song ‘[b]Dear Morrissey[/b]’, complete with woeful lyrics about how singer Andrew Paterson’s mum thought he may be gay because he liked Moz. Despite this, their textures rarely lapse into contrived tweeness á la [a]The Boy Least Likely To[/a], but with just the one gear there’s only so far they can go.

[b]Jamie Fullerton[/b]