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Jungle Cats

Fair Ohs

Jungle Cats

Second album from the London three-piece mixes indie-pop and Afro-pop

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Dream Beach
UK Release date
27/05/2013
US Release date
27/05/2013
  1. 8.3 |   Bowlegs

    The three-piece sound like a time-warped early XTC learned in hardcore and African rock reissues instead of punk and Farfisa organ rock
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  2. 8.0 |   The 405

    This is a big and breezy-sounding album which will come with the inevitable comparisons to Vampire Weekend (which happen to be mostly, if not completely, off-base)
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    The sound of three dudes on an expedition into the tropics. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    With an ever-present, raucous punk aesthetic, it dips into sounds from across the globe
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Fair Ohs’ debut album was widely underappreciated, perhaps due to its simplicity, and on the face of it ‘Jungle Cats’ could meet the same fate, only it’s not simple at all, just very accessible
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  6. 8.0 |   Time Out

    It could be a mess, but thanks to the immediacy of live recording – and despite a short attention span that breaks off some of the best grooves way too quickly – it all comes together nicely
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  7. 7.0 |   DIY

    The wide array of styles that chop and change in an instant might not suit other bands, but the whole-hearted approach Fair Ohs deploy becomes the constant that joins all their wild ideas together
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