I struggle to resist saccharine shoegaze at the best of times, so when it comes coated in speckled noise and proves as irresistible as that of Glasgow five-piece Life Model, well, instantaneous seduction is a more or less ineluctable eventuality. And, anticipated April 1st, their eponymous EP succinctly epitomises the adroitness with which they take to unsticking the likes of Sit Still. Seemingly deriving equivalent influence from compatriots Camera Obscura, and littoral jangle stalwarts The Popguns it’s as gooey as it is unreservedly raucous, lead vocalist Sophie Evans wryly affirming: “You don’t have the best of me” over some antithetically exemplary, sugary ear candy.
Though it’s EP opener, Glazed, which is that bit sweeter still: this time jingling to the tune of loose change chinking in the backpocket of John Squire’s bedraggled slacks of yore, the feel is that bit baggier which neatly befits the above abstract expressionist artwork. “Don’t go out looking for trouble, boy” Evans orders in a sigh blithe as a roll of the eyes, though one which is so provocative that it inadvertently implores you go out and wreak the sort of havoc to categorically incur much merited retribution. Distinctly worth sitting still for.