The Little Ones - Sing Song

carefree pop music that could go horribly awry in the wrong hands

Album Review by Finbarr Bermingham | 10 Feb 2007
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Album title: Sing Song
Artist: The Little Ones
Label: Heavenly
Describing The Little Ones' début EP may be easier if I mention the following: The art work is by Jesse DeLoux (The Shins). They share a record label with the Magic Numbers. Their influences are cited as "thought bubbles and laughter," and their definition of an "appropriate" song, is one that makes them shuffle their feet. With me? A voice pitched somewhere between Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) and James Walsh (Starsailor) bounces over ubiquitous hand-claps and dense, collegiate rock instrumentation that, despite being unremittingly sweet, is seldom nauseating. Their attitude is summed up in opener 'Let Them Ring The Bells': "...and we don't have a lot to say." Herein lies the appeal of The Little Ones: social commentators they are not, purveyors of sunshine rock par excellence, they most certainly are. This is apolitical, carefree pop music that could go horribly awry in the wrong hands, but in this case, it's a breath of fresh air. [Finbarr Bermingham]
Release Date: 12 Feb.
The Little Ones play Oran Mor, Glasgow on 19 Jan. http://www.myspace.com/wearethelittleones http://www.wearethelittleones.com/