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September 2018

There’s an engaging charm to the power pop of T-Shirt Weather's new album, 'Dinner and a Show'

★★★
There’s an engaging charm to the power pop of T-Shirt Weather's new album, 'Dinner and a Show'
Published: 9:25 am, July 18, 2018

For 30 minutes with T-Shirt Weather, all's right with the world.

Label: Everything Sucks Music
Released: 20th July 2018
Rating: ★★★

‘Dinner And A Show’ is the comedown after the highs of Durham trio T-Shirt Weather’s 2016 debut ‘Pig Beach’, but despite the themes being darker they remain a band in thrall to simple pleasures.

There’s an engaging charm to the power pop of the ten songs collected here that fly by in a pop rush that is supremely satisfying.

There’s a bitterness to the sugary sweet joys though that cuts through on ‘Loneliest Bronco At The Radio’ while old habits die hard and the brass bursts out on the rousing ‘Ill Digital’.

The band have grown older and life has got that much harder but you can always find relief in the sweet splendour of the music that you love and for T-shirt Weather, there will always be salvation in the sound of Teenage Fanclub, The Replacements and their power pop forefathers who they cheekily quote on standout banger ‘My Dad's Blue Motion’.

Music might not be able to solve all our ills but for 30 minutes with T-Shirt Weather, all's right with the world. Martyn Young

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