Monday, 24 August 2020
Love Sport - And Justice For All
And Justice For All is the Helsinki quartet's second full length album and whilst essentially being Indie Rock, there's plenty of variety here to revel in. Teemu Tanner's vocal sound is very Gaz Coombes, but Love Sport are no Supergrass. This is a really intelligent offering.
With a killer rhythm section and Guitar Riffs that crunch and border on Prog at times, there is a hell of a lot to like here. The vibe may veer towards the likes of Pavement, but that aforementioned guitar crunch makes this far more than that.
When the band let loose, there is some wonderful Rock licks, particularly on Wash. Yet this is an album very much built on riffs, any solos provide icing on the cake. Keying Cars meanders splendidly with a Peter Hook type Bass Run and Wrong Kind Of Evil is great Brit Pop.
The Biggest Liar jingles and jangles at pace in a Glasgow manner. The closer, Giant Hoof is corking indie, but the stand out is the joyous, Life's A Joke which has so much in its 3 minutes, driving rhythm, singalong chorus and a closing heightened guitar close.
You can listen to and buy the album here.