Hot Gossip – You Look Faster When You Are Young (6/10)


This Milan trio speaks the international radio friendly language of contemporary indie rock with impressive fluency: a dash of angular post punk stop-start here (via Franz Ferdinand) and a dollop of seventies NYC rock there (thank you The Strokes).

The press release nails it when it promises listeners that when they first hear the album they’ll feel like they’ve known these songs all their life. Rather than being a sign of rock’n’roll genius, however, this just reflects the fact that when your influences are tripled-filtered what comes out sounds so generic as to be instantly familiar. Not bad, though.