The Drink – Roller (from the album Capital, Melodic Records)

Fantastic follow up to last year’s debut album Company which brings to mind John Peel’s old adage about The Fall – always the same, always different.

First single ‘Roller’ calls on the same elements as found on Company Dearbhla Minogue’s cascades of fingerpicked guitar lines, her vocals swinging between soft and full-throated but always wonderfully quixotic, shifting time signatures and a brilliantly restrained rhythm section with the odd nod to math rock.

There’s also that style of songwriting which has an air of mystery but still seems to be having a laugh, all this and managing to steer clear of pretentiousness.

It all comes out sounding fresh as a daisy and amounts once more to top drawer left field guitar pop.

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