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Thursday, 11 June 2015

#461: Orphan Boy - Coastal Tones


Whilst Orphan Boy’s first two records are best appreciated as products of their time (2007 and 2010 respectively) thanks to the clattering street urchin indie they contained, their latest effort Coastal Tones feels much less bound by the constrictions of any given genre, and as a result is a more matured and far less fragmented record than either of its predecessors. Gone are the up-close profiles of the council estates that leant their name to the band’s self-styled brand of ‘council-pop’, yet the romances, or rather sense of romance, that was forged within them remains.