Tacocat Lost Time

Tacocat Lost Time
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The catchy and exciting Tacocat are back with their third release, Lost Time. Continuing where they left off with 2014's NVM, the band deliver a half-hour of humorous and enjoyable pop punk.
 
Throughout Lost Time, Tacocat tackle multiple topics while retaining their strong, unique voice and without comprising on their ability to craft a wickedly catchy chorus. "Dana Katherine Scully" is an ode to Gillian Anderson's character on The X-Files, while the album's title is another reference to the series. "Men Explain Things To Me" brilliantly captures the ludicrous nature of male condescension while a wonderfully surf-y riff floats behind Emily Nokes's scathing lyrics. "I Hate the Weekend" is a pro-service worker banger lamenting the shitty attitude towards hospitality staff face from swathes of the public.
 
Nokes's vocals impress throughout (particularly on "The Internet"), her voice complementing Eric Randall's scrappy, surf-y guitar and Lelah Maupin's thrashy drums perfectly. There's something pure about Tacocat, which comes across throughout Lost Time. The band describe themselves as being best friends, and this sense of joy and excitement is palpable throughout. (Hardly Art)