Wednesday 28 November 2012

Cub Scouts - Told You So

Single review by KevW

'Told You So' is the lead track from the EP of the same name by Brisbane collective Cub Scouts, a band who've been hovering on the fringes of the indie scene (in the UK, I can't speak for down under) for a while now without quite managing to pierce its skin and get fully absorbed by it. Maybe it will take a killer album for the UK press to fully adopt them instead of mentioning them favourably in passing. They've got some decent tunes, but just how good they could end up being we don't know. Again this is something that people with the luxury of hanging in the band's inner circle and experiencing them live will have more knowledge of.

It's looking promising if 'I Told You So' is to be used as a barometer though. We're not talking chart-crashing behemoth or anything like that, this track is delectable indie/dreampop that stands on its own two feet instead of aping others or engineering itself to sound like certain other dreampop bands that have broken the UK *cough* Empire Of The Sun *cough*. Not wishing to impose itself on our brains with any particular force or surprise, 'I Told You So' opts for a softer approach, politely making its presence known with some nice melodies and effects. So it won't be the song that breaks them, but don't let that put you off enjoying it all the same.

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