Already three albums old (damn, are we all growing up fast!), Fire Through the Window still have a direct line between the speaker and your calf muscle, for tap your foot you shall do. What has worked for them before, works for them again on this six-track EP: catchy hooks by order, the male-female voices boxing cleverly, and pacey – if indistinct – jangly pop. It’s an easy thing to get wrong, but Fire Through the Window’s knack is that of orderliness: “Riot” sounds like a sponsored jol, single “Long Gone” like cheering from the pavilion, only neater. “1985” is the pick, though: Grandaddy French-kissing one of those Scottish bands, like God Help The Girl – melancholy made mooi.
Key Tracks: “Riot”, “Long Gone”, “1985”