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National Pastime
(Pastime Records)

Exeter’s lo-fi indie-pop regulars drop their second album proper, featuring twelve brand new songs recorded at Off the Rail Studio, Tipton St John, with producer Andy Fonda. As before, National Pastime’s sound is generally reminiscent of the first wave of British indie-pop (think Sarah Records or early Creation Records). This time around, the songs have more depth and colour, with the occasional use of Hammond organ and simplistic (but effective) guitar melodies, in a similar way to Felt. Check Lake Geneva or the wonderful single from the album, Paper Planes for evidence.
National Pastime launch Bookmarks at
Exeter Phoenix Bar on Friday November 12th, 8.30pm-11pm. Entry is free and support comes from Simon Bish, former singer with John Peel darlings, Thrilled Skinny.

Words: Arash Torabi