Boomkat Product Review:
In a parallel reality where pop music had branched off from shoe-gazing and DC punk in the late-80's, this is the kind of thing Top of The Pops would be introducing as number one. Ah well, we're stuck with McFly whilst they're getting Kiss Me Deadly. The bastards! Sharing a predilection with Slowdive, the Stone Roses, Arcade Fire and Bloc Party, 'Misty Medley' is brimming with jangly guitars and dewy eyed solipsism which is wrapped in a sugary outer shell of FM sensibilities. Opening with 'Dance 4', Kiss Me Deadly coax a stunning pop gem from the ether; allowing a driving rhythm to bully what could almost be Mum into the kind of florid treat you normally associate with a health warning. Something this good can't be risk free! Elsewhere, 'Pop' does (altogether now!) exactly what it says on the tin, with the kind of song Bloc Party would sell their drummer for, 'Dance 3' introduces a vial of arty-post punk to the recipe, resulting in an ear tickling compote that covertly brings to mind Blondie collaborating with New Order, whilst 'Misty Medley' is a shooting star of glittering Kevin Shields guitar and folk-influenced strumming. Pop music done good.