We Are Scientists – Barbara

After going through some line up changes since their last album, they’ve come back with a strong album which will have you tapping your feet and nodding your head in your skinny jeans and converse.
Sounding a bit like ‘the hot lies’ (which may be a redundant comparison if allmusic.com doesn’t recognise who they are – but those who have heard the Adelaide 5 piece will agree), there’s nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary here, but what they do deliver is a reliable, enjoyable brand of indie rock.

Rules Don’t Stop is a good opener, and a good indicator of the rest of the album.
Buy it if you like cruising, good, straightforward indie.

Girls – Broken Dreams Club

Their follow up EP to their last release ‘Album’ and they haven’t strayed too far from the formula which made me fall in love with their sound.

Not having lived through the 60s, Girls reminds me of what I think the 60s surf culture was.
It conjures up images of high waisted bikini clad girls playing volleyball and boys surfing and showing off.
They take the elements of the soulful guitars, laidback rhythms, and simple melodies and play with it introducing horns and bells.

Everything I expected from Girls, it’s the perfect soundtrack for hitting the beach and designed for summer fun.