Screaming Maldini – The Albatross (HipHipHip Records)



Completely irresistible orchestral pop from this Sheffield band who are new to me but there's always room for something this good.

The tune has a swooping, key changing quality reminiscient of High Llamas at their peak, strapped on to...well, something baroque from another time, harp glissandos and everything.

That might make it sound a little sedate. It isn't. It reaches a belting crescendo liable to blow you as high as the balloon in the video and there's a searing synthesised guitar solo which is 70s AM rock all over.

Finally, the singer - whose name is Gina I believe - has a wonderfully light delivery, even among the thrilling massed choir backing.

You really need this in your life.

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