Friday 3 June 2011

Wake The President: Elaine

They're back and on glorious form: Elaine sounds like Orange Juice and The Smiths. This marks them out from the crowd. I know that a thousand indiepop bands are meant to sound like Orange Juice and The Smiths, when what they really sound like is ok-ish musicians who like the same films as Morrissey and the same books as Edwyn Collins.

Elaine sounds like The Smiths when Johnny Marr was ripping off all of his guitar lines from the horn melodies of early 70s soul records, and like Orange Juice when they were trying to fuse punk's energy with soul's fervour. This makes them pretty special.

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