Friday, 6 March 2009

Wake The President – You Can’t Change That Boy

I’m a sucker for a Scottish accent, so I’m chuffed to hear the singing start on Something To Turn Up, the lead track on the debut album from Wake The President. It starts a little like Roddy Woomble’s folk stuff before slipping into some dream pop. Professor unleashes its inner indie pop rock out beast before becoming some lovely melodic fully formed indie pop. Not a bad feat in the space of one tune. Mail Alice kicks off with some tub thumping upbeat Celtic pop while Miss Tierney is a rabble rousing highly melodic thing. On hearing this I’m reminded a bit of the Go-Betweens way round a tune. Wake is beautiful, like a misty morning setting sail across the sea. The title track and Remember Fun? are slices of more fully formed classic Postcard pop. Give Me Two Secs is more Celtic folky stuff, with an element of a more upbeat Arab Strap thrown in. A&E is a suitably maudlin epic tale, sweetly and softly sung to conclude the album.

You Can’t Change That Boy is released by Electric Honey Records on March 9th
Wake The President myspace is here

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