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Boomkat Product Review:
Pure unadulterated pop music as viewed through a drunken kaleidoscope, The Aliens make the kind of cleverly skewed racket that sees journalists breaking out the purple prose as they attempt to lexically wrestle with what's pouring from the radio. Made up of ex-Beta Band types (John Maclean, Robin Jones & Gordon Anderson), The Aliens are like a cross between a British LCD Soundsystem, less digitally minded Hot Chip and their former outfit - chucking everything into the mix for a primary coloured montage of rock, psych, electro and pop; with 'Astronomy For Dogs' a vibrant battleground somewhere in the middle. Opening through the Hendrix-pillaging 'Setting Sun', The Aliens immediately assert their willingness to break free of the repeat-repeat-repeat schematic which coloured their early releases - instead weaving a gorgeously psych-frayed garment that is silky smooth and blotted with the stains of rock's top table (The Stooges, The Doors et al.). Having made sure they're no one-trick pony, The Aliens next revert to the trick that could readily have blighted their name if it was all they did; as 'Robot Man' stomps around with childlike glee, body-popping it's way through all manner of neon adjuncts and old-skool creases. Yes it's silly and yes it can seem a bit self indulgent, but when it's done with such evident enthusiasm and musical chutzpah as 'Robot Man' you'd be churlish not to get involved. Moving on from here, The Aliens are next onto the harmony drenched 'I Am The Unknown', wherein 'Itchycoo Park' is reframed for the rave generation through sunny melodies and an electronic undertow, before 'Tomorrow' arrives like John Lennon at a hoe-down. Lashing their funk tongue all over the place for 'Rox', other notable highlights include the choral heartbreak of 'She Don't Love Me No More', Flaming Lips-esque 'Honest Again' and the textbook Beta Band overtures of 'The Happy Song'. Far less splenetic and far more endearing than you might imagine, 'Astronomy For Dogs' is a tender pop album that flirts with a spectrum of genres without being unfaithful to its central conceit - to be a bloody good listen. Autopsy!