Value Void, from London, have a debut album ready to be heard. One of those bands often sighted at the finest DIY venues in the city, now their lovely indie-pop post-punk can be heard on your stereo. Nothing too fancy, just young, heartfelt music made with guitars, enthusiasm and inventiveness. Released by Tough Love.
Limited Vinyl LP £15.99 TLV115LP
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CD £11.49 TLV115CD
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Kids these days eh? They are so relaxed about things. Check out Value Void a rather cute proposition who make neat poppy guitar stuff that the press release describes rather accurately as 'shag-pile warm'. The two main protagonists come from Buernos Aries but now live in that London. One writes lyrics, one writes songs - put them together and you get this warm stuff.
It's hard to get an exact comparison but their sound has hints of 'Allo Darlin' a smudge of Warpaint and a soupcon of Aussie spindle pop like the Lucksmiths. It's all warm and fluffy but the track I'm enjoying most is 'Back In The Day' which has a hint of menace to it as a dark bassline descends and contrasts nicely with Marta Zabala's vocals. It's these moments which provide the grit not to make the whole thing a bit forgettably sweet. Sometimes I want them to really go for it and blast one of their songs at me but, as I said, they are young and relaxed - they go at their own pace.
In summary: lovely swoony and cute DIY pop that shakes no pigeons from the roof but there are many many worse ways to spend half an hour.
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