The False Contender
Label: Elefant Records
Crave an even sweeter option to Belle & Sebastian? These Glaswegians spin similar pillowy pop magic with the shy vocals of Traceyanne Campbell ramping up the twee quotient and, on this third CD, highlighted with a subtle '50s girl group touch. Includes plenty of orchestrated charmers on kiss-offs and low self-esteem, plus a winking response to 80's alt pop expatriate Lloyd Cole on the answer song "Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken."