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Exlovers – Moth

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The long time coming debut from this London band has come at exactly the right moment. By biding their time they’ve managed to hit the wave of the return of the 80s/90s – these guys streaming the lo-fi sentiments of Pavement and Teenage Fanclub. The sweetly soft boy/girl vocals offer up a My Bloody Valentine if they had more of an eye on the pop market.

Along with recent single ‘This Love Will lead You On’; ‘Blowing Kisses’ and ‘You Forget So Easily’ manage to successfully balance between reverb heavy indie and choruses which could be span at a future indie disco.

Right time then, and hopefully right place.

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