Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip (3 stars)

Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip

(Club AC30)

Place ‘death’ in your band name and you’ll always risk blood-stained metal connotations, but marry it with a dainty ‘ringo’ and you’ve immediately eschewed any notion of grinding guitars and guts. Ringo Deathstarr’s debut album Colour Trip is definitely more ‘ringo’ than ‘death’, with Beach House-esque nuts ‘n’ bolts lucidity swathed over 11 tracks. It’s when they’re doing sprightly, strumming lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll however where these Texans thrive, with ‘Do It Every Time’ and ‘So High’ representing the Strokes after one too many packets of fluorescent Skittles – a ‘colour trip’ indeed.

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