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Released: 08.12.14

 

Legend (okay, press release) has it that the earliest releases by The Drink inspired Rough Trade to break with tradition and stock them, apparently the first time in recent history they’ve given shelf space to an unsigned band. Company sees the London trio compile their first three EPs into a debut album (of sorts). Notwithstanding its chicanerous origins, it’s a beautifully diverse patchwork of indie-pop which is brought to life by the power of Dearbhla Minogue’s vocal, which sounds in turn like a sleepy Sadie Dupuis or a more worldly Elizabeth Fraser. Demo Love is the prize piece here, as The Drink shed their coyness while Minogue defiantly declares “You have made a fool out of me too many times.”

 

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