The UK indie-pop duo Lemonade Sin dropped a nostalgic 1970s glam atom bomb with their latest single, Glad Game. With jangled guitars and retro synth lines that are equally as sticky-sweet in their exuberantly euphonic energy, the duo, comprising Lee Friese Greene and Simon Aldous, surpassed their influences to orchestrate an infectiously enlivening feat of pure ingenuity which echoes the inexorable legacies of Belle and Sebastian, Pulp and Stereolab.
The layering of the harmonically honed boy/girl vocals draws you right into the centre of the protest on the people standing at the vanguard of the toxic positivity movement, who repress real emotions with fake plastic smile facades and shame those who are authentic in their candour.
The single was recorded and mixed at Penquit Mill Studio with Lucy and Matt Board (Pale Blue Eyes), who also contributed the keys to the release, which also features Jennifer Denitto on drums and Charlotte Beale on bass.
Glad Game was officially released on September 22; it is now available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp.
Review by Amelia Vandergast