The Girl with the Crooked Smile/Bone Idle Pop Idol
Sunshine Variety Club
Orange Juice, The Smiths, C86, Jeepster, Labrador records, you know where this is heading right? While some may refer to it as "twee-indie-pish", I simply can't halt my infatuation with the genre. The latest in the line of these romanticised troupes are Norfolk boys Sunshine Variety club whose debut double A-side was enough to sweep me off my feet with pleasure. Particularly, opener The Girl with the Crooked Smile approaches the rockier, stompier side of the genre (think Belle & Sebastian's Le pastie de la Bourgeoisie) and is destined to become a classic. [Chris Nordeng]
This single is out now.