KITCHEN PEOPLE: Trendoid: LP

Australians have been making superb lo-fi and garage rock for the last couple of years, and Kitchen People appear to be carrying that torch, but with synthesizers. Weirdly, these influences make Trendoid sound like a slightly more abrasive version of Blur: it’s a full, tight sound with big, beachy guitars and distorted vocals and just enough synth. Sounds like a wilder, futuristic UV Race. I love this shit. Don’t miss this record. –Lyle (Oops Baby, oopsbabyrecords.com)