Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
Given the sunshine, Dye It Blonde is a timely release. Smith Westerns are akin to a beachside ice cream van, delivering cooling confections to a fast-reddening crowd. Bouncy, 70s FM flavoured pop with a multi-coloured sprinkling of Frampton Comes Alive guitar, British ears may find it overly cheery and relentless but it's hard to deny their undoubted charms. 'Dance Away' betrays more of an British indie pop influence while the dreamier 'Smile' proves they can drop the tempo when required. If you like The Magic Numbers or Telekinesis!, then the undoubtedly handsome young men of Smith Westerns may similarly please.