Guilty Pleasures

Like Siouxsie Sioux slapping Gwen Stefani over a bed of spiky synths,

Rosie And The Goldbug’s opener ‘Lover’ rattles like the kind of song Tori Amos may have written had she grown up watching too much Ghostbusters and John Hughes movies. The fact that Rosie’s eccentric character is plastered across every track helps, as it soon becomes clear she could wipe the floor with an army of anemic, skinny-jeaned indie paps.

‘Heartbreak’ is a spiraling wave of Radiophonic Workshop synths circa ’63, but as ever (as on ‘You’ve Changed’) they’re never far from a corny, neon splattered chorus. Guilty pleasures, eh.

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