Fake Cops Absolutely Your Credit Is Excellent But In A Certain Way We Also Need Cash

A young band that forgot to wipe their mouths after digesting their influences, Fake Cops writhe around somewhere on the continuum between the Constantines and the Liars. Their math-distressed guitar sound is angular and pretty enough for a photo shoot in Nylon, but they offer up enough surprises to keep listeners riveted for the duration. The duelling vocals and keyboard spasms are handled with restraint, and the single-worthy "Sir You're Not Blowing” is catchy enough to hover in your consciousness for days. Absolutely Your Credit is Excellent ends on a breathless note, keeping new converts hooked and the rest of us impatient for a fully realised record. A pleasurable tease, if a guilty one. (Mockingbird)