'Christopher' is all dreamy lushness
Sometimes you need a breather from searing riffola and head straight for the territory marked ‘fey as hell’. It’s usually fiercely guarded by the likes of Destroyer, Passion Pit, Junior Boys and anyone else who thinks intelligent pop peaked in 1986, but The Ruby Suns (pretty much a one-man band – New Zealand’s Ryan McPhun) have a worthy flag to plant. ‘Christopher’ is all dreamy lushness with synths that range all the way from zappy to squashy. Plus in the twinkling ‘Kingfisher Call Me’ and queasily funky ‘Starlight’, they’ve come up with decent fodder for your inner wimp.