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

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

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

5 / 10 The Felt Tips do that Glasgow Belle & Sebastian/Teenage Fanclub 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 Smiths-ian they’ve actually named a song ‘Dear Morrissey’, 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 The Boy Least Likely To, but with just the one gear there’s only so far they can go.

Jamie Fullerton

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