The wonderfully named The Disappointment Choir is one of those bands that show you exactly why pigeonholes don’t work. They are pop but much cleverer that the usual production line stuff meticulously design for a brief chart outing and they are also indie, but without the fashion rulebook adherence. They have an almost 80’s new-pop feel about them but are anything but pedlars of nostalgia, they are fun but far from frivolous and they write perfect pop songs using Day-Glo musical hues and utterly infectious choruses.
Sophisticated pop such as this seems to largely have been resigned to the musical bargain bin of history where old Bible and Liberty Horses records have been buried under a mountain of boy band dross and also ran indie but it looks like The Disappointment Choir are on a mission to put the ultimate musical juxtaposition of throw away pop and unforgettable tunes back on the menu. And that is anything but a disappointment.