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Monday, 23 May 2022

Squiggles - Look What We Have Done EP


Squiggles is the project of The Spook School Drummer Niall McCamley and what a joyous fun packed ride this EP is. The sound of new Glasgow? Maybe. McCamley is joined by members of Randolph's Leap and Life Model to provide something for the Summer Walkman.

 I've seen the EP described as Lo Fi, it certainly more Fi than that. Shall we say Medium Fi? It promises much in a world that is currently bereft of great Pop. Great tunes, singalong choruses and hook after hook after hook.

There are hints of The Rezillos, the joy of B52s and the melodic pop central to Glasgow's musical history. The backing vocals sound like they are sung by the female element of The Human League. You may have heard We Only Came Here For Heart on a recent IDHAS 10 Song Mix. The other three songs are every bit as good.

This Is A Wake Up Call could be Terry Hall on the verse and Sparks on the chorus. Everything You Learned To Love You is so B52s that it could be them. Is Your Heart In The Right Place is built around a fine Power Pop Riff.

Then there is the magnificent aforementioned We Only Came Here For Your Heart. Very Glasgow 80s with its twee jangle and then a crunching anthemic chorus and a Classic Rock closing solo. These four songs are as much fun you can have when keeping your clothes on.

The EP is £1 to download or a fiver for a wonderful hand crafted CD, so what have you got to lose? I really really hope that there is something full length to follow this. I was in a bit of a pissed off mood today with missing IPO. This offering has cheered me up no end. It is cheaper than an anti-depressant and works far quicker.

You can listen to and buy the EP here.


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