Sometimes, you just know a band will be that little bit special within seconds of hearing them for the first time. When a band has a back-story as inspired as Grouplove's; Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi first meeting in Manhattan, and heading off to an art residency in Crete mere days later, where they met their future band members, you can be confident you are thinking along the right lines. That, and the NME will have a field day with talk of inter-continental band relations. So, already they sound like future stars, and thankfully, their off-centre pop just confirms these feelings.

Starting with the lyrics: "I am a man man man, up up up in the air", the band use this quirky repetition wisely, making sure that the very introduction of the song gets inside your heard and won't leave for days as it spins round and round. The slacker lyrics continue as the crashing instruments are turned up in blissful glee, bringing to mind the happier moments of Pixies, Pavement and Weezer. Sweet female backing vocals are brought in at just the right moment, while the lyrics get darker in tone, "He shot himself, he couldn't face the truth", as the array of instruments on display becomes ever more colourful. An eye for a hook similar to Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin although with the idler slant of The Lemonheads, the addictive chorus is full of "huhs", "hahs" and as with most great American indie-pop bands, the inevitable "woah". There's a press photo of the band wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words "Never Trust A Happy Song", and although the song's subject matter isn't the most cheerful, the upbeat melodies will put you in high spirits so I think you can trust a Grouplove song.

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