Big Troubles - Romantic Comedy
There is something utterly endearing about Romantic Comedy, debut album from Big Troubles. The jingly-jangly guitar in the spritely "Misery', the early REM inspired 'Make it Worse'. Yes, they wear their musical influences like badges - indie, shoe-gaze, pop, it's all there wrapped up delicious candy-coated melodies.
The song titles may be a bit of the grim side: the stand-offish 'Sad Girls', the lovely 'Minor Keys', the punchy Cure flavoured 'Never Mine', yet the upbeat tempos and lush arrangements tell a different story. A truly delightful collection of tunes that can't help but bring a smile to your face.