As band names start to run out we begin to get subtle variations. This is not in fact 90s dreamers the Sundays but instead the Sun Days. see what they did there? Musically it sounds like a rather rambunctious the Sundays with the type of good time indie pop that bands like the Hummingbirds and Catchers used to make. Very 90s. Next week a new album from Cold Play.
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The black contours of the the sleeve married to the concrete grey of the slab of vinyl contrasts alarmingly with the Australian sun pop that is contained within. The Sun Days aren’t in fact the Sundays but do sound remarkably like them. There was a moment in '80s indie pop when bands that had sorta once heard the Smiths took their jangly qualities and welded it to the type of radio-friendly pop that was cheerier but also way more middle of the road than Morrissey and pals. I’m thinking the Darling Buds, I’m thinking the Pop Guns, I’m thinking Frente.
The problem with opener ‘Don’t Need To Be Them’ is it’s sheer desire to be loved. Unlike the horrifying nose ring sported by one of the band members in the inside sleeve picture it aimed not to offend and as a result lacks the great pop hooks and tinge of weirdness that make all the best pop bands. What we have instead is pleasant upbeat chiming pop - the sort you’d once hear as incidental music on Neighbours. They remind me a bit of short lived Australian pop enthusiasts the Hummingbirds by way of their sky scraping harmonies and puppy dog lust for life but I’m finding it just a little bland for my own enjoyment. However this is solid, tuneful unthreatening indie pop that could have come straight from the year C87.
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