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The Hermit Crabs are back with a new mini album that sees original singer/songwriter Melanie Whittle joining forces with The Very Most’s Jeremy Jensen and Jake Hite. To be fair it sounds like both bands who play at the folkier end of indiepop and Whittle’s vocals, of which I am a strong fan, make songs like Bravado and Rhetoric, Tracey Emin’s Bed and Stuart Murray memorable.
Don’t expect anything new here. Existing fans (of both bands!) will most certainly love it but given that these songs are almost three years old I would certainly like to hear where Whittle is at now. Still given the quality of I’m A Fool and High Maintenance I really musn’t grumble!
In My Flat is out now on CD/digital from Matinee Recordings.