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If pop has the ability to soften the testosterone growl and clichéd moves of rock, and the reciprocal gesture enables it to be imbued with a certain integrity and edge, then She Rex certainly fall into that pop-rock category. Some might argue that it is a sound born of compromise; I would argue that it is a sound born out of a perfect musical marriage, a complementary partnership that does some deft sonic balancing.

Televise by Swedish outfit She Rex is a fantastic delivery of a radio friendly, memorable hooks and catchy choruses but it is an outer coating which hides more poignant lyricism, one that they use to muse on some of the darker aspects of the modern world. It is the sound of a wonderfully deep rooted sense of emotion and passion wrapped in pop hooks and driving rock urges being tempered by infectious melody that you seem not to find in many contemporary artists in this field. It might seem like a simple meeting of musical worlds but rarely is it done this effortlessly.