Luxembourg - album review (3 stars)

Luxembourg

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Front (Dogbox Records)

INDIE SCHMINDIE

Sitting as comfortably in the mid-90s as a Queen Anne chair in Morrissey’s parlour, or a La-Z-Boy in Martin Rossiter’s boudoir, Front is a curious period piece. Neglecting to take on board that Mozza gets away with muscular pub-rock nowadays because he’s known as Saint Morrissey in some quarters, Luxembourg bluster on, warbly voice laid over swoony strings and meaty guitars, referencing The Cure, Pulp and what now must be called ‘early Radiohead’ (OK Computer and before). Taking in housewives, supermarkets and DIY, the action moves from the bedroom into - always, darling - the gutter looking up at the stars.

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