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New Last Name


New Last Name

Second full-length release from the post-punk Liverpool quartet produced by Ryan and Gary Jarman from The Cribs

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  1. 10.0 |   Dork

    ‘New Last Name’ is the sound of the band proving that they can distil all the madness and experimentalism of their debut into something even more fulfilling and emotionally resonant with deeper lyricism, wittier asides, killer hooks and a questing desire to unquestionably be nothing but themselves
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This deserves to be on all of the 2024 lists
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  3. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The Liverpool quartet merges a vibrant personality and color with lofty ambitions on their sophomore album
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  4. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    Just as they did on Guitar Music, Courting throws us for a loop. For every steadfast rock song on the album, there’s a song with synth beats slipped in, another using autotune to soften any hard edges they might have
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  5. 7.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    NEW New Last Name marks an ambitious turn for Courting, as they think through an album-as-album and then find the meeting point between their pop and art-rock inclinations
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    The production on the Liverpool band's second LP is perpetually in motion: both ambitious and scattershot at once
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  7. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Although Courting embrace noisy new instrumentation on New Last Name, making it fun and energetic, it sadly fails to match the impact and charm of their debut
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