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Approved: Saint Motel

By | Published on Monday 21 July 2014

Saint Motel

Formed way back in the heady days of 2009, Saint Motel are what I guess you’d refer to as a ‘retro’. In that listening to them I imagine them wearing heavily pressed suits, and at least one of them wearing a neckerchief. Thankfully, all the pictures I’ve seen are neckerchief free. However, they do have a mid-70s soft rock via mid-90s Britpop sound that would normally harden my cynical heart, but each new song I hear is too joyous and too infectious to allow that process to begin.

The band released their debut album, ‘Voyeur’, in 2012, making some waves on the alternative circuit and doing pretty well on the Hype Machine, if that still counts for anything. Now signed to Warner/Parlophone, they’re back this month with a new EP, ‘My Type’, the title track from which appeared on their Bandcamp page last year and now has itself an official video.

Cynics! You may try to resist that brass, but the syncopated cowbell will overpower you: