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An album of solid Rock peppered with simple Pop sensibilities.

Supralunar are a Swedish band who are definitely what you could term "groovy". This is groovy in the sense of the seventies, when The Sweet were cool and The Darkness were just twinkles in the milkman's eyes. They are a fun band who make music to enjoy, to sing along with and, let's be honest, it's nice to hear such a thing every so often... unless it's utter rubbish of course.

'A New Hope' (bonus points to the guys for the Star Wars reference) is not rubbish. It doesn't slide into greatness either but certainly contains a lot to enjoy. Although their basic intentions mirror those of The Darkness, Supralunar are not all that similar; their music is less histrionic and heavy, a mixture of seventies Glam and sixties Pop. The closest comparable band I can think of is Redd Kross who have a similar Pop vibe and are also a lot of fun and with this comes an obligatory Cheap Trick comparison.

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'Right Vs Wrong', nestled at the tail end of the album, has a wonderful, high energy Pop vibe to it as does the opener and single 'People Like Us' (check it out on YouTube). Vocalist Petri Tuulik has a voice that suits the music nicely and the solid production brings out the best in each instrument which sounds great, especially in headphones.

'A New Hope' is one of those albums that might just sneak in under the radar, slowly gathering fans as it goes. It's lively, fun, well made and full of catchy Retro style hooks. When Supralunar hit it right, they hit it hard, and as a result have delivered an album of solid Rock peppered with simple Pop sensibilities.

Alan Holloway

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