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Funky chorused chords, bouncing bass, crystal-cut drums and brilliantly witty wordplay are fused together effortlessly in this introspective release from the anything-goes quartet Holiday In Tokyo who’ve previous dabbled in chaotic walls of noise and soulful ballads.

Biggest Fan finds the band doing a phenomenal ape of the sophisticated deadpan indie pop of Nilüfer Yanya, fusing the sensibilities of lo-fi bedroom pop with the hi-fi dynamics of modern alt. R&B, upon which frontman Matty Rogers directly addresses an anonymous ‘failed musician’ the band used to poke fun at, making for a deft and self-aware character study that is honest, witty and groovy as all hell. It’s a brilliant display of the quartet’s versatility and unique character, and is endlessly replay-able.

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