Album review

Zabrinksi - Koala Ko-Ordination

Zabrinksi sound old beyond their years. Blending Warp-style click-beat electronica with cosmic psychedelia, they've absorbed some hugely potent music. More importantly, they've reshaped it their way.

Veering between icy atmospherics ("Blen"), future-folk introspection ("Switzerland") and ripe pop perfection ("Raid The Farm"), Zabrinski wrestle ambition with ability and make bold eclecticism sound easy. Brain-scrambling yet assuredly elegant, these precocious teenagers look set to usurp Super Furry Animals as Wales' leading wide-eyed adventurists.

Rating: 4 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...