April 18th 2011
Six Norwegian indie popstrels, accompanied by a choir, handclaps and stomping, giddly gallop along through light and enticing tracks that drip with positivity and passion. Drawing on the effervescing roots that unite Pains of Being Pure of Heart, Los Campesinos, Cajun Dance Party, the five tracks on this EP flutter end evolve continuously, leaving a feel that far more is packed in the package than the eye, oscillating between tripping melodies and tricky rhythms. Vocals can at times be too similar in tone and pitch to the melodies and instruments and times, resulting in a lack of depth that can leave the overall impact a little saccharin sweet. Team Me are touring with British Sea Power and The Wombats, a combination of bands that show the combination of irreverence and intelligence that Team Me have to offer. As a taster for the full length album to be released in the autumn, this is a sweet and tempting offer.