ALBUM REVIEW: Community Radio – Look Now You’re Cursed

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Rating7.5Boasting two members of Sydney band Youth Group, the debut album from Community Radio finds them capturing the essence of their elegant and skewed indie guitar pop.

The melodies are endlessly autumnal, melancholic and often heavy hearted while the guitars chime and weave hypnotic, riffing patterns. The rhythm section show plenty of inventiveness making this an album on which all instruments sound like they’re simultaneously approaching Cameron-Emerson Elliott’s songs from different and fascinating angles. Oasis heads into Stereolab blank-cool territory while the contagious pop of Love To Get High and the soft-psych of Real Transformation finds them channelling both The Go-Betweens and The Chills.

Chris Familton