The infectious indie pop delivered by Edinburgh four-piece The Spook School has all the honest charm of previous efforts with a punchy joyfulness that has become synonymous with the group.
‘Less Than Perfect’ is the second single from their upcoming third album, Could it be Different?, and illustrates their growth since 2013’s debut effort, ‘Dress Up’.
Anna Corry’s dreamy vocals soar over Adam Nye’s traditionally catchy riffs, perfectly sound-tracking the nostalgia and hope of today’s twenty-somethings.
2017 Spook School ooze confidence, displaying the features of a band ready to emerge from the Glasgow winter gloom with self-assured melodic indie that could warm the coldest punks looking for a new contemporary musical home.
“You say you wish you’d gone out more/while you still had the chance”, pays homage to the awkwardness of modern millennial life, proving The Spook School to be apt social commentators at a time where the young seem to have been left behind.
Fans of Stuart Murdoch and his troops need not fear, Glasgow’s young pretenders are ready to take the city’s new indie to the world once more.
The Spook School’s third album Could It Be Different?, due for releas January 26 on Alcopop! Records.
Words: Harry Conway