Album Review: The Little Kicks - 'The Little Kicks'
There’s quite a lot to like
7 / 10
Aberdeen’s The Little Kicks
describe the material on their self-released second album as “catchy indie pop”. Compared to far bigger bands talking about every new release as if it’s ‘Kid A
’, this is modest. Yeah OK, they don’t shy away from writing a nice chorus, and ‘Making Big Decisions
’ is custom-tooled for an Inbetweeners
montage, but ‘Anti Work Song
’ and ‘Loosen Up
’ both showcase a nice line in brittle funk, while ‘The First Place
’ and ‘Call Of Youth
’ are pocket epics to be proud of. It’s all tap-on-the-shoulder rather than slap-in-the-face music, but there’s a lot to like.