U.K. indie popsters Colour Me Wednesday’s first release in two years finds it in fine form, with four tracks featuring two fizzy bangers bookended by a pair of slower songs. Although I do like a bit of melancholy, it’s the middle tracks which stick with me more. They really have some great hooks and harmonies, despite lyrical content that sits at odds with the breezy delivery. In fact, it would be easy to pigeonhole the band as superficially poppy but nothing could be further from the truth. Over the past few years band members have displayed strong feminist, anti-capitalist, and DIY stances which are built into what they do and how they operate. I doubt they are to be taken lightly. In a perfect world, this is the group my daughters would grow up listening to—enjoying the music and absorbing the same positive mentality, leading to them feeling empowered and not allowing themselves to be held back by people or accepted convention. A very important band for many reasons.