HighSchool – New York, Paris, And London

For fans of mid 00s Scottish indie rock, HighSchool’s references to We Were Promised Jetpacks will bring back happy memories here, especially of the “I’m young again” lyrical refrain of ‘Quiet Little Voices’. This is no throwback though, there is a thoroughly modern sheen that glistens across the surface here just as Smiths-y guitars, Strokes-y rhythms, and New Order-y synths propel it along from below. Sharp work from this Melbourne outfit, intelligent and precise, and another brick in the wall of their considerable promise.