Tripwires - Spacehopper
Sadly, despite aiming their sights towards the sky, this first effort is distinctly average. Most of its indie rock riffs have been torn straight from a 90s compilation album, ‘Paint’ being a good example of this homage. There are some mildly interesting efforts, such as ‘A Feedback Loop Of Laughter’ but on the whole it’s a pastiche of stuff you’ve heard before. ‘Plasticine’ is a standard indie rock track mixed up with a blast of noise every now and then, ‘Shimmer’ a pale imitation of Radiohead’s ‘Just’. There are intermittent dreamy, shimmering keyboards to add something a little different to the mix but ultimately this is unremarkable. 2013 has thrown up better and more interesting debuts to spend your hard earned cash on.