Attic Lights - Friday Night Lights (3 stars)

Attic Lights - Friday Night Lights

With soaring harmonies and sweetly twee lyrics, these Glasgow kids seem to be following the right recipe for indie glee. Sadly, their debut results sound like they have come ten years too late, as they mimic the nineties pop feel of Ash, with a Californian dash of Beach Boys style. Although their retro take on indie pop is warm and polished, after ten tracks of ‘bah bah bah’-ing and endlessly repeated lyrics, the only reflection is a big ol’ breath of bland. There are glimmers of hope in the tenderly melodious moments of ‘Send Those Dark Eyes This Way’ and The Thrills-esque ‘Nothing But Love’, but nothing yet to elevate them from their very average status.

(Universal Island)

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