Album review: Teengirl Fantasy - 7am (Merok/True Panther Sounds)

Oberlin duo bring out the night spooks on their hazy debut

If you’ve ever chased the sunrise at an all-night rave, you’ll know that 7am sadly doesn’t usually herald a rush of transcendental tingliness with all your new best friends. Instead it’s the moment when you suddenly realise that you’re surrounded by bug-eyed gargoyles and start pining for the haven of your childhood bedroom. This is the territory of Teengirl Fantasy’s amniotic comedown pop, with its disembodied divas hinting at good times past before being engulfed by a balmy diazepam chug. Like Delorean or Blondes, these two wide-eyed Oberlin students embrace the ideals of house music rather than its actuality, all gushy rainbow breakdowns and no jagged edges. Their music could do with a few queasier/uneasier moments, the odd pang of guilt or regret. But as long as they keep caning it ’til dawn, that will soon come naturally. Teengirl Fantasy: crazy name, hazy guys.

Sam Richards

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7 / 10

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