Lo Fi Fo Fum





The periodic table doesn't seem like necessarily the best place to consult for a band name, but on further review, it seems to have happened before. There's Helium, Cobalt, Silver-all-kinds-of-things, and Manganese. You may remember this Scottish trio from their Player .025 track "Backbone." The Glaswegians have returned with their debut long-player, Lo Fi Fo Fum. The time spent writing has found the boys in a new headspace, using the folksy aspects of Badly Drawn Boy or Crowded House on some tracks ("Home Improvements," "Turn Us Around"), while cranking up the amps on others ("Mileage," "Vesuvius," and "Severance"). Regardless of where the songs come from, they share the same underlying them: quality songwriting. Check out an MP3 of their single, "Home Improvements" and get to chemistry class.
JEREMY P. GOLDSTEIN

Manganese
Mint Blue Records

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