Screaming Lights - GMN

Starts all 90s trance synth patches and drum machines, but soon the flimsy facade falls away to expose unmemorable adrenaline-indie.

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Released 22 Dec 2008 | | By Anna Dobbie | Rating: 2-5
Screaming Lights - GMN

Last year's fleeting love affair with non-genre nu rave is responsible for lots of bland bands suddenly adding a keyboard to their repertoire in an attempt to sound more edgy. 'GMN' starts all 90s trance synth patches and drum machines, but soon the flimsy facade falls away to expose unmemorable adrenaline-indie with lyrics about fraternising with politicians at Grant Managers Networks (or something equally dull).

'Glow' doesn't bother to disguise its Buffy-soundtrack mundanity, with monotone vocals droning over a sub-Kasabian tune. However, with support slots for Mystery Jets, Vampire Weekend and The Music under their belts before they had released a single song, perhaps they still have some tricks hidden up the neon sleeves of their TopMan hoodies.