Lightspeed Champion – Galaxy of the Lost (Domino Records)
Appearances can be deceptive. Who’d have thought former Test Icicle Dev Hynes would return with a bittersweet pop melody that borrows more from The Lightning Seeds than from anything his previous band produced?
‘Galaxy of the Lost’ slowly builds from a gentle guitar-and-vocal intro into a catchy pop tune that’s hard to get out of your head. Listen closely to the lyrics and they reveal a song about relationship turmoil and the perils of alcohol. “As we kiss and I’m sick in your mouth”. Well, we’ve all been there….
I’m not sure Dev’s new accessible indie pop will see him regain the level of cult status that the Icicles achieved. But if this song’s anything to go by, he’ll certainly get more radio play and fans who don’t have to be home in time for Blue Peter.
Galaxy Of The Lost by Lightspeed Champion is released on 12th May on Domino Records.