dianaCulvert/ILS/Caroline – November 18th

Dust off your dancing shoes, Diana are back with their second long player, Familiar Touch. It’s solid electro-pop, with a definite emphasis on the pop. Opening track ‘Confession’ has the Toronto trio letting us know that they’re ‘not sorry’, and nor should they be; it’s definite A-grade. Their strength is still in the ice cold ‘don’t give a damn’ vocals of Carmen Elle, exemplified perfectly on ‘Moment Of Silence’. Where it feels like a bit of a misstep is on ‘The Coward’, where they hover into (whisper it) slightly dull chillwave territory, but grab it back by ‘These Words’. It might not be enough of a step up from their debut but expect to find them gracing those End Of Year lists nonetheless.

Buy: Diana – Familiar Touch