Dan Kelly has hit his finest streak of songwriting on his latest solo album. There’s a sense of pop wonderment about these songs as they diversify into all kinds of colourful shapes. Sometimes it’s dripping with sweet soul ‘(Haters’), drifting on a cloud of dream-pop (‘National Park‘) or hitting interstellar overdrive on the epic pulsing krautrock of the opening track. The psychedelic flavour of Kelly’s music shares a sonic footprint with Beck, The Clean, Pavement and The Phoenix Foundation. The sweet effervescent melodies are backed with incisive and often humorous lyrics, a combo that makes this a kaleidoscopic listening experience and the perfect soundtrack to the approaching summer.
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