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The Free French – It’s Not Me, It’s You

Rhodri Marsden’s debut Free French album Running On Batteries lay criminally ignored among the rubble of Britpop, but now the dust has settled he’s back with an all new line-up and another set of smart, catchy, hook-laden songs. Opening track “Scatterbrain” combines the melodic nous of Brian Wilson with the cerebral approach of Scritti Politti, but after that it’s a headlong rush into brighter, more upbeat territory with witty lyrics and intoxicating melodies.

Intellectually cohesive yet enjoyably throwaway.