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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The Smittens - City Rock Dove

Burlington, Vermomt, Six Piece, The Smittens have released their sixth album, the third on London's Fika Recordings Label. City Rock Dove is wonderful Twee Pop, caught somewhere between C86 and the Swinging 60's.

With four songwriters in the band, the material and lead vocals allow great variation. Default is an easy listening joy of a listen reminding you of everyone from Belle And Sebastian to The Seekers, from Saint Etienne to Peter Paul and Mary.

The variance of the material is enhanced by some lovely backing vocals, shoop shoop arrangements that work so well, most prevalent on the excellent, Love Is A Word. This is splendid chilled out stuff. Well Done All!

You can listen to and buy the album here.

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