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Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks (Elefant)

By • May 8th, 2019 • Category: Album review

Some things in life are reliably familiar. So despite being away for several years, we always knew in our hearts that Attic Lights would return.

The band – who would have to hail from either California or Glasgow (it’s the latter) – have made an album chock-full of highly hummable melodies – just like their obvious influences the Byrds, Teenage Fanclub, and their own back catalogue.

It’s an old cliche perhaps, but the quartet’s “jangly guitar pop” – 12-string folk with a country twang, again a little incongruously on Madrid label Elefant – keeps things simple and simply swoonsome.

From the sprightly ‘Kings Of Whatever’ to the bar-room balladry of ‘Palace Of Losers’ and the downer-than downbeat of ‘Back Rub’, Attic Lights won’t change the world. But they will make it a better place and for that we can be happy to have them back.

This article originally appeared in the Kirkintilloch Herald.

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