Blue Hawaii, All That Blue.

When Canadian duo Blue Hawaii made a long-overdue comeback with their foot-working rework of Kenix’ There’s Never Been (No One Like You) back in the summer of 2017, it came as something of a light, day-brightening bolt from the, well, blue – it had been well over four years since their preceding, sublime Untogether. But they’ve followed up Tenderness – the full-length from which the aforesaid single was lifted – that bit quicker this time, as news of Open Reduction Internal Fixation now filters through…

From it, All That Blue stands as a total submission to the sort of dancefloor-filling thing the pair have been winking at across records crowded with as many genres as moments of genius for forever. Built upon an unrelenting beat, vernal guitars come and go, combining with dusky saxophonic flourishes, as lyrics concerning longing for spring belie a track which brims with a sweltering warmth. Think the kind of record which would blend in with X-Press 2’s Muzikizum in much the same way that any which monochrome-coated skinhead might Berghain, and you’ve a vague idea. In more concrete terms, an incredibly solid return.

Open Reduction Internal Fixation is available from October 11th via Arbutus Records.