Arriving fully-formed and swaggeringly assured, this is epic indie rock, searing and soaring. There are some ’80s influences – Joy has the sass of a young Chrissie Hynde – but this is also the sound of right now, with pointed, pertinent lyrics and hooks that will linger in your mind all day. Lost Friends will find fans all over the world. As Joy sings in Don’t Be Hiding, “You don’t have to sell it – I am sold.”
Lost Friends is out May 4 via Domino/EMI, including on limited edition purple vinyl.
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