ON their latest LP, this Mancunian outfit have opted for a more considered route, toning back their usual quirks in a more subtle, mid-tempo affair.
The results sound something like an equilibrium between Hot Chip and Wild Beasts - though sadly shorn of the former’s addictive hooks or the latter’s lightness of touch.
There are times when it works a treat, as on the vibrant and engaging I Should Have Read It, but overall O Shudder doesn’t offer enough to elevate itself from the hordes of market alternatives. 6/10. AW