Team Waterpolo - Letting Go

Images of this band in hoodies, brandishing guitars, disguise the fact that they are in fact an eclectic pop machine.

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Released 25 Feb 2008 | | By Richard Stokoe | Rating: 4
Team Waterpolo - Letting Go

Images of this band in hoodies, brandishing guitars, disguise the fact that they are in fact an eclectic pop machine. They're obviously not babes in arms anymore, but they are young enough to be excused for having a limited knowledge of pop history. So if you work on the assumption that they know little about the charts of the last thirty years, you're left to surmise that the young tykes all got together for a few ciders one wet and windy night, knocked up a ouija board out of an old Frosties box and unwittingly summoned forth the demonic manifestations of Franz Ferdinand, Jarvis Cocker and Abba.

Merrily did the deathly minstrels dance and sing, while the only band member yet to be scared witless managed to capture the ensuing cacophony on tape. Reinterpreting their spectral guests' hollering, Team Waterpolo then conjure a song that is part 'Do You Want To', part 'Babies' and part 'Mamma Mia', and with a verse of their own imagining thrown in, the result is a pop mash up that more than lives up to the hype.

The b-side's even bubblier, with Tiny Dancers, Wings, ELO and Buzzcocks getting in on the act this time, for 'Problematic Girls' - another song based on a catchy playground chorus with ants in its pants. Next Big Things? Don't bet against it.