Album Review: The Little Kicks – ‘The Little Kicks’

There’s quite a lot to like

Aberdeen’s [a]The Little Kicks[/a] 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.

Hamish MacBain

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