Fans of the dreary Maroon 5 might come away from their UK gigs surprised at the quality of the support band The Like. Here's a girl-band that really could generate emotions based around their name. Los Angeles based, and sprung from a rich musical heritage (their fathers work in A&R, as a producer and as Elvis Costello's drummer) the girls have concocted a sound that, for once, doesn't play straight out of the Blondie textbook.
Think garage powerpop with a somewhat sixties sensibility; you wouldn't be too far off to think The Like sound like a modern day equivalent of Feminine Complex. There's a bright future ahead certainly, and if the girls produce winners as good as the couple of tracks we've heard, there's no reason why everyone shouldn't like The Like. Let's just hope that by then this reviewer can think of a different play-on-words.