PERSONAL BEST: What You At: LP/CD

This is the follow up to 2015’s Arnos Vale, an album I picked up having seen the band a couple of times supporting Lemuria—perfect musical bedfellows—sharing similar indie rock/pop sensibilities. Fast forward to 2019 and What You At shows a progression to a slightly more slick, rock-sounding collection of songs but without losing the charm that its predecessor contained. Katie Gatt’s vocals are stunning and she really adds life to the lyrics, many of which seem to deal with relationships, both good and bad. In addition, Personal Best now also includes El Morgan on guitar and vocals, resulting in some wonderful harmonies. I was taken aback at first by the different sound as it had a more rock-based drive but on repeated spins, it was clear that the indie pop edge was still there within the songs. A very good sophomore long player. –Rich Cocksedge (Dovetown, dovetownrecords.com / Sheer Luck, [email protected], sheerluckrecords.com)