THE SOAP OPERA
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touches of Brazilian tropical, misty-eyed romanticism, and an antiquated French eccentricity combine for a charmingly leftfield take on c86 indie pop.
cult favourites on the continent, this band consist of a cape crusading poet, a secondhand bookseller, a bespectacled engineer and a level-headed drummer. these 11 tracks are sometimes quaint, always poetic, slightly sad, yet joyously uplifting, and they aren’t afraid to make a hip shaking pop song either. imagine a gone-french wave pictures, the wedding present, smiths, or pains of being pure at heart. “…moments of weirdness (…) pop up at just the right times, the offhanded charm of the vocals, and the overall loose-as-a-goose goofball approach … The Soap Opera take all kinds of chances (and) succeed nearly every time, ending up with an album that is sure to please thrill-seeking indie pop fans.” 4* - allmusic