TRACK REVIEW: Motel Carnation – Sweet Separation | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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The blame for tropical indie lies squarely with Ibiza Rocks who turned the hedonistic Club Paradiso ethos into a bland off-the shelf pastoral version of itself and spawned a Years & Years in every town in the land. Luckily, Motel Carnation, who turn Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition fully on its head by delving headlong into autonomy, decadence and rebirth on latest single Sweet Separation (see what I did there?), have no truck with dance music etiquette.

The Newcastle three-piece blend a classic Club Paradiso groove with a brooding tale of illicit hook-ups, social disconnections and burning the candle at both ends on Sweet Separation but, crucially, straight from the White Lies book of late-night indie which posits them firmly in the non-bland camp.

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