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Remember Sports

Slow Buzz

Year Released: 2018
Format: LP
Label: Father/Daughter Records
Reviewed by MH on May 12, 2018
A few years ago when Remember Sports were known simply as Sports, I tried to buy one of their LPs - it was called "All Of Something". I say "tried" as the place I ordered it from seemed to have it on order somewhere but it never materialised. Ended up cancelling the order 12 months later as it looked like it would never ever (ever!) turn up. Great record by the way, but one I was destined only ever to own digitally (EDIT: I could've tried harder as it's still on the Bandcamp page). This new record sees them renamed to avoid any confusion with any other bands called Sports and I've been hooked on this LP since the first listen. It's the kind of poppy indie rock that drew me to them in the first place and packs an energy and bounce on some of the more upbeat tracks that you might associate with the likes of Diet Cig. The first few tracks, in particular, "Up From Below" and "You Can Have Alonetime When You're Dead", are bursting with energy and big, defiant choruses. In contrast, tracks like the brilliant "Dripping" and "Nothing's Coming Out" are slower and more introspective. The record combines a contrasting sadness and joy within the personal lyrics (centred around a break-up), and has me thinking of various bands that Katie and Allison Crutchfield have played in, or still play in. "No Going Back" towards the end of the record is a brilliantly wistful and forlorn track with a big hook but it's an excellent LP all round.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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