Big, bright, effervescent Peanuts pop from Brighton sextet

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The Go! Team’s chuck-it-all-in-the-Moulinex philosophy has yielded one of the year’s strongest debut albums, something like The Avalanches go C86 or a big beat Belle & Sebastian, with much fun to be had spotting where the instruments start and the samples end. The song titles read like situationist slogans? “Junior Kickstart”, “Feelgood By Numbers”, “Panther Dash” ?and when they’re not doing hairclip harmonies, two girls do a rap/ girl group thing over crash-bang-wallop arrangements which sometimes sound like they’ve been lifted from ’60s TV shows, other times battered old northern seven-inchers. And the thing is, no note feels wasted. No filler, just smiles all round.

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