Films On Song have impressed these ears over the course of the year with their take on a retro indiepop sound. I Enjoyed July’s True EP which doffed it’s cap to Creation Records, the pop sensibilities of The Housemartins and angst of The Smiths. The recent single I’m Starting to See You in a New Light, which also appears here, headed across the border taking in Lloyd Cole and The Glasgow School. On the False Starts EP the band have taken those influences and imprinted their own DNA into the mix even further. This is at its most effective on the aforementioned single and closing track Gormenghast with it’s gentle but catchy melodies. It’s lovely stuff and is far more than what 2020 deserves!
The False Starts EP is available digitally from the band.