Leeds quintet The ABC Club earned some love from NME, a blessing in disguise for many promising bands. Their new EP White Lies sounds sad, sweet and dark, with falsetto vocals and guitar licks lifted from the Pulp and Blur songbooks.
Whitby is the stand-out track, an acoustic love song about this small seaside town in North Yorkshire. Title track White Lies sounds a lot like The Smiths, albeit with less pathos and a muffled drum sound.
- White Lies
- Grandfather Clock
- Scattered Light
Video: The ABC Club - White LiesLive dates:
- 04/01 Stereo, York
- 04/03 The Macbeth, London
- 04/04 Start The Bus, Bristol
- 04/06 The Bowery, Sheffield
- 04/07 The Independent, Sunderland
- 04/09 Bumper, Liverpool