Album Review: Rizzle Kicks – ‘Stereo Typical’

It's a laugh, but sometime that's what you're looking for

Wisdom prevails that you should judge a man on the company he keeps, so given that Brighton duo Jordan “Rizzle” Stephens and Harley “Kicks” Alexander-Sule spent their early days pissing about with pasty-faced devil child [a]Ed Sheeran[/a], you might be expecting a barrage of preachy-pop and tiny-testicled bravado. Think again. Rather they tag-team across the record with a cheery glint, a self-deprecating wink and a boundless charm that’s hard not to like. Yeah, it all sounds the bloody same, and yup, nothing on here is quite as good as the Mariachi-aping single ‘Down With The Trumpets’, but it’s a laugh, and sometimes that’s all you’re looking for.

Mike Williams

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