Album Review Pizzagirl - first timer

Pizzagirl - first timer

A musical magpie.

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As well as being a fan of the lower case, Liverpool’s Pizzagirl is a musical magpie. At its best, debut LP ‘first timer’ sweetly bridges the gap between classic ‘80s synth-pop and contemporary indie. Single ‘dennis’ is a parodically breezy ear worm, while the creeping lyricism of ‘cut and paste’ hits like a digital-age rendition of The Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take’. Occasionally, though, it drifts too far into cliche. ‘Yesterday’ sounds like a song your mum might’ve slow-danced to at a school disco back in the day, while ‘Daytrip’ brings back suppressed memories of the Lightning Seeds’ football anthem ‘Three Lions’ (and, as we know, it didn’t come home). Still, there are enough strong tunes on ‘first timer’ to get toes tapping, and it’s definitely worth a spin if you’re looking to sport a mullet at some point in the near future.