After a three year dry spell, Scottish act Bubblegum Lemonade is back with a quick EP, with three songs clocking in at just over seven minutes. If you’re not familiar with Laz McCluskey’s songwriting vehicle, the name is actually a great descriptor of what you should be expecting. With his Scottish-tinged vocal work, McCluskey takes you back to a time where pop music wasn’t entirely too reliant on synthetic instrumentation. The closing song on this EP is called “Angry Birds” and, yes, McCluskey’s talking about the mobile phone game. If you like Saturday Looks Good to Me, Papercuts, earlier of Montreal or Yo La Tengo, give Bubblegum Lemonade a try. Check out Have You Seen Faith? below via the Spotify stream and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Scottish hitmakers Bubblegum Lemonade are back with a summer smash on limited 7” and digital formats. The long-awaited follow-up to the 2010 ‘Sophomore Release’ album, ‘Have You Seen Faith?’ is a secular hymn to missed opportunities with jangling, strumming riffs, great sixties harmonies, and a memorable chorus. The song is a preview of the band’s third album ‘Some Like It Pop’ set for release this autumn and showcasing a newly expanded lineup with Chaz and Brian joining main man Laz on bass and lead guitar, respectively. The first of two exclusive 7” b-sides, ‘Cool Guitar Girl’ is a six string encounter and the natural response to Heavenly’s classic ‘Cool Guitar Boy’ anthem, while ‘Angry Birds’ is an angular, surf-tinged song about addiction to a certain mobile phone computer game.

1. Have You Seen Faith?
2. Cool Guitar Girl
3. Angry Birds

Price $6

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