Luxury Car - When I Was Good (3 stars)

Luxury Car - When I Was Good

Unique and inventive brilliance of second album is striking from the off

(Biphonic Records)

Biphonic Records is known predominantly for introducing us to some of the most inventive Scottish pop around – namely works by Swimmer One and Seafieldroad over the years. Makes sense then that John Robertson, aka Luxury Car, should join forces with the label for his latest release; a unique, scrambling electronics-driven effort. And When I was Good is striking from the off; as Robertson croons ‘I was hit by a car, hit me hard, I went far…’ (quite the opening line) and then ‘I was stabbed in the heart and it stopped, they had to re-start...’ Worst luck ever, eh? Thankfully there’s another six tracks of twinkly brilliance on hand to steady our nerves.

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