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Virals - 'Coming Up With The Sun EP'
Former Lovvers man goes slacker rock
Opening track ‘Coming Up With The Sun’ is the best, and it’s aptly titled too -– sounding for all the world like the weed-infused utopia where Girls’ last album and Brighton hopefuls Gross Magic meet. Elsewhere, the two-minute-long ‘Shake It Up’ just is ‘Bandwagonesque’-era Teenage Fanclub, but played with twice as much urgency. It’s still early days, of course – four tracks do not an album make – but with word that Shaun’s already penned the full-length follow-up, we’re thinking his future’s looking rather exciting all of a sudden.
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