Well, this is the perfect pop album I have waited for!
Model Village is a 6-piece pop band from London and Cambridge who make delightful popsongs, and 10 of these songs are put together on their new album, “Healing Centre”, which is released today
. It’s full of very good melodies, and their two very good vocalists make these songs shine
. My favourite song is probably the emotional “Claude loves Marcel”, but there are so many good songs on this one, and the way they have put together the tracklist with a good mix between female- and male-led vocals makes it a very varied album not easy to grow tired of.
The band sites Jim O’Rourke, Prefab Sprout, Yo La Tengo, Steely Dan, Red House Painters, and Camera Obscura as inspirations, and I think I can hear some Belle and Sebastian influences in there as well.
Well done, Model Village!
You can buy the album on Model Village’s Bandcamp, or listen on Spotify