The London-based trio Stretch Princess is immediately reminiscent of the late-'80s Scottish band The Primitives, which isn't a bad thing. The guitars are loud, fuzzy, and as fizzy as a soda. Singer Jo Lloyd has an enchanting set of pipes with a striking similarity to The Sunday's Harriet Wheeler. Her lyrics contain some memorable moments, as well, as when she sings, "It's the same therapist/a better view," on "Sorry." "Shoes" is a beautiful, chugging ballad that builds to a breathtaking swell on the chorus. Often the band is very much in the vein of acts like K's Choice and Veruca Salt. It creates a lovely familiarity but tends to make the songs bleed into one another. However, it's an engaging album that leaves the listener waiting to see if Stretch Princess can fulfill the promise shown on this debut.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Demalon