Amazing Baby – Rewild

Brooklynites’ debut is a multi-coloured trip

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Touted as fellow psychedelic adventurers of MGMT, Brooklyn’s Amazing Baby here prove their third eye is of far wider scope than the press shots of the band lounging rockishly in wolfskin jackets might suggest.

While retaining Hunky Dory as its ground zero, their debut trips Floydishly around two decades of chiffon pop to take in elements of Imperial Bedroom-era Costello (“Bayonets”), early baggy (“Deerripper”) and Afrobeat-period Peter Gabriel (“Roverfrenz”).

A frequently startling record of no little beauty – which threatens to launch a new, esoteric generation of Williamsburg wonders.

MARK BEAUMONT

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Pic credit: Pieter Van Hattem

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