almost monday – Broken People

What else would you be doing in San Diego but going surfing? Well, that’s how the three members of almost monday met. Unsurprisingly there is a sun-kissed huge-sounding burst of exhilaration to ‘Broken People’ – a big theatre chorus-line of folks singing out “we’re all broken people” in a frenzy of unifying camaraderie. It’s the out-pouring of relief – you don’t have to be perfect, and you don’t have to pretend.

The Bruno Mars-like pin-sharp funk melds with a cornucopia of sumptuous MGMT-esque synths. The Indie-rock sensibility remains at its core but it has a layer of good-times and beach-party bristling on top.

Terri Lee