Again, I seem to be a bit late to jump on the bloggy bandwagon here, and I still don’t know much about them but The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are pretty good aren’t they? The one song I’ve properly heard enough to pass comment on is “Young Adult Friction”, a riproaring romp into twee-land.

The boy-girl vocals, upbeat tempo, happy-go-lucky organ and the general swing of the thing all adds up to a song that cannot help but make you jump around like a 6 year old who just got a dinosaur cake. There’ll always be comparisons to the Belle & Sebastian crowd, but it all adds up to create their own style, and one I’ll be wanting to hear more of.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction (YSI)