• f m belfast Don't Want to Sleep (LP, £14.75)

    label: Morr Music

    Signposts: Morr Music, Brian Eno, Yo La Tengo, Low. It has been 13 years since Should, one of Words On Music’s founding artists, released its last album proper – the complex shoegaze/postrock haze of 1998's ‘Feed Like Fishes.’ While much time has passed, the core elements of Should have not wavered: the ultra-sweet male/female vocal melodies, the penchant for the unexpected, and the ability to find beauty in the minimal The band's immaculately crafted third album, Like a Fire Without Sound, infuses the pop sensibilities of Eno and Yo La Tengo while maintaining the personal eccentricities and atmospheric flourishes that have always set Should apart from the pack.

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