laced with a grounded sense of irony, the Liverpool trio’s 3rd album fully embraces the world of electro-pop, decorating itself in rave percussion, neon melodies and dreamy respites.
‘Big Wows’ is both cynical and optimistic: dreaminess and pop dance rhythms are cut With eye rolling vocal styles inflected by heartfelt lyrical messages. As well as composing with traditional instrumentation they also started songs solely on the computer; sequencing, building sounds, drum machines and responding to that non-emotional binary world. They have a broad range of influences – St Vincent, Michael Jackson, The Knife, Kraftwerk, Drake, Little Dragon - but they remain so resolutely and richly themselves. “blending syrupy synths, weirdo electro-funk and expensive-sounding production, the sheep now have more in common with little dragon and st Vincent” – uncut.