Cancel the Astronauts – Funny For A Girl EP
Despite being one of Edinburgh’s most underrated bands, Cancel the Astronauts like to sound mighty triumphant. EP number two, Funny For A Girl, finds the quintet pressing on from the indie-pop angles of their debut, adding an intelligent edge to their hook-friendly shtick.
Striding to infectious blasts of Korg and percussion, cuts like She Said She Loved Someone Else and Things I Shouldn’t Tell You have more surge than a jet propelled Usain Bolt. But it’s not all peddle to the floor; the beatific Standing Still is a honey-coated lament that suggesta Cancel the Astronauts are ready to make their mark. [Billy Hamilton]