NME.COM

Phoenix - 'Trying To Be Cool'

The band’s bright French-pop groove is every bit as irresistible as Mars’ advances.

Press
Photo: Press
On ‘Trying To Be Cool’, Thomas Mars is wooing someone with “two dozen pink and white ranunculus”. The band’s bright French-pop groove is every bit as irresistible as Mars’ advances, right up to the final line, “There is no physical evidence of cannibal boyfriends’’. Rejected from the soundtrack of romantic zombie comedy Warm Bodies, perchance?


Nick Levine

Share This

More Reviews

Flowdan - 'Disaster Piece' Review

With Skepta and Stormzy dragging hard lyricism into the mainstream, Flowdan’s blunt rap suddenly feels on trend

Album

JPNSGRLS - 'Divorce' Review

The Canadian band bring little to the table with their second album of meat-and-potatoes tunes

Album

'The BFG' - Film Review

Spielberg’s take on the beloved Roald Dahl novel is restrained, nostalgic and sweetly sentimental

Movie
Tickets
Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine