Single: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction

Much like the band’s name, the single Young Adult Friction hits you head on. It immediately leaps into frantic catchy chords and vocals, before being briefly interrupted by the soft, sultry tones of Peggy Wang. This repeats until a welcome time signature change, where the song deconstructs itself, re-emerging primarily with rigorous bass and drums, followed by the remaining instruments.

While this library-bound lust song has the strange ability to recall many 80s bands (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Smiths and The Wedding Present), don’t let this put you off, it’s a great, catchy, early-summer release.

Words: Jason Williamson