Frenchkiss – May 4th

Last time Eleanor Friedberger wormed her way into our earholes, she was busy channelling Neil Young on 2016’s New Town. Fast forward two years, and her distinctive alto vocals and intricate lyricisms are still (thankfully) in place, but Rebound is a different proposition from her past solo outings. There are some suitably jagged guitars, but it’s very synth heavy; a more film soundtrack-ready affair. ‘The Letter’ is tailor-made for the Bang Bang Bar at the end of an episode of Twin Peaks, ‘Everything’ is a perfect danceathon, and ‘Showy Early Spring’ is all dramatic and gorgeous. But it’s ‘Nice To Be Nowhere’ that steals the show, you can almost feel the sun on a lazy summer holiday, without any of the sunburn. Winner.

Buy: Eleanor Friedberger – Rebound