From the most mundane of beginnings, formed while the members studied at Leicester’s De Montford Universary, Elle Milano arrive with this debut long player ‘Acres Of Dead Space Cadets’.
Two boys, one girls, all in their early Twenties who boast that magic spark that makes all the best bands fly. With frontman Adam M. Crisp supplying the attitude they proudly align themselves against today’s tabloid dumbed down culture although Crisp admits “I don’t really consider myself a lyricist”. His words ride the nicely balanced pop/credible indie backing that displays a dynamic reach beyond many a debut long player. Self produced in a cottage in the Kent countryside with the aim of capturing the band in full, natural flow they successfully strive to emulate their heroes without giving up their own unique identity.
Bursting with melodies, hooks and sing along choruses without descending into terrace chant mode, a great debut from a band I will be keeping an eye on.