Trouble In Mind (Ultimate Painting, Mikal Cronin) present the debut LP from insouciant Gallic group En Attendant Ana. The band hit on a good formula on Lost And Found, bringing together those early rock and punk styles that the French are so fond of with shoegaze, jangle-pop ala C86 and just a dash of chansons. This quintet have produced ten tracks that are both wistful and welcoming. One of these will likely crop up in the next Richard Linklater flick.
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It's hard to escape from that C86 indie sound at the moment. It's very possible that we should have a cull of the older bands (say those over 45) and leave some space for younger bands like En Attendant Ana otherwise this sort of stuff could get missed while you buy the latest Action Painting compilation.
You see they are pretty good. And it's not all retro. They take bits of all those older bands but then write songs over the top of the sound. I realised half way through 'Not So Hard' that they were channelling Stereolab by way of the Shop Assistants. They even have a parping horn. They have a quite tough guitar sound that suggests that they've been listing to Flying Nun bands like the Clean but they tangle this toughness with kraut-ish pop and sweet harmonies.
There's the odd moment where you think they might be on their way to an Alvvays style crossover. Check 'The Violence Inside' with it's neat guitar runs and girl group harmonies, great dynamics too. Good bright and breezy indie.
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