‘Hospitality’ (Fire Records )
Although Hospitality have been likened to vintage twee-poppers Talulah Gosh, their debut is just as much CSS as it is C86. Jangly guitars and succulent melodies are not lacking. Yet, as ‘Friends Of Friends’ affi rms, the New York trio are not afraid to trumpet their funkier leanings, with willowy basslines, stop-start verses and, indeed, a horn section. 60s-girl-group “ooos” permeate the surfy ‘Sleepover’, while on ‘The Right Profession’, singer Amber Papini channels her inner Lovefoxx on top of hectic riffs and throbbing keyboards. If this is bedroom pop, it surely stems from the most cluttered yet colourful bedroom imaginable.