Tapes’n’ Tapes - The Loon - XL Recordings

ONE of the bands to emerge successful from the gruelling SXSW Festival in Texas – nine gigs in four days – are this Minneapolis four-piece. At the time they had no UK record deal, but barely had the deluge of rave reviews hit the presses than this stompin

ONE of the bands to emerge successful from the gruelling SXSW Festival in Texas - nine gigs in four days - are this Minneapolis four-piece.

At the time they had no UK record deal, but barely had the deluge of rave reviews hit the presses than this stomping indie-funk outfit found a deal this side of the water.

And no wonder. This vital, urgent clutch of songs manages to hold its own with the cream of US alternative darlings like The Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Brimming with ideas, hooks, beats and a jerky, lolloping energy, Tapes'N'Tapes possess a rare ability to make danceable, tuneful, slightly askew music.

4/5

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