California-based brother and sister duo The Fontaines call what they do “New-Wop”; it’s like doo-wop but, you know, new. It’s a clumsy way of describing what they do, which is swooning rock and roll inspired noise pop. Guitars trip over themselves as singer Charlotte coos her way through. The production fuzz of the track keeps it well on the right side of retro kitsch. It’s incredibly charming and fun, and they keep it up all the way through the EP it’s taken from, ii.
They reckon they’ve written 300 songs in the last two years so surely an album can’t be far off either. If they can keep up this level of songwriting you can expect big things. Unless they get confused with the Dublin-based and Sheffield-based bands of the same name.