Get ready for those wistful pop pangs again. Jarrod Quarrell’s quirky adenoidal voice is noticeably stronger in his second LP; guaranteed to make you cry-dance, he’s no longer drowning in the murk of previous release Ex-Tropical. You Yang balances vocals with odd instrumental choices; from yearning saxophone in Do The Jerk to Gorillaz-esque melodica in Where It Ends and a beautiful backing choir amongst the spectral puddles of Prisoners Island. As the atmospheric twang of New Years Day comes to a close, there’s a low, long rumble to give us time to compose ourselves – though you may find you need a little longer.
You Yang is out October 21 via Dot Dash/Remote Control.