Yesterday Follows You

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Sometimes it feels like the British government must be handing out guitars to all people who turn 16, there's always so many freakin' new bands making worthwhile pop. With Leatherface engineer Paul Tipler producing, you know the aforementioned guitars will sound direct and crunchy, filling out your speakers with a buzzing tone, and this is no exception. The two main songs of these five smash ahead steadily with determination, but it's mid-tempo rock (as opposed to Leatherface's anvil onslaught) with well-mannered vocals and classy tunes that makes Perfume seem so promising. The keyboard bolstering the chorus of "Rising Star" and the acoustics-only on the home-recorded "Aylestone Lane," "Walk Into the Wind," and the A-side (this version is not mentioned on the sleeve, by the way) show imagination too, making them an even better bet for a bright future. There's a high degree of excellence already (also look for their other four-song EP, Lover).