Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pop

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Pop

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Byline: DAVID SMYTH

SKY LARKIN Kaleide (Witchita) "I KNOW there's potential," sings Katie Harkin on the opening track of her group's second album -- and she's correct. Kaleide is the sound of a band on the verge of brilliance. The Leeds trio aren't there yet (Spooktastic is as daft as its title, Guitars and Antartica is a dirge) but they've crammed more energy and ideas into 12 tracks than most bands manage in a lifetime.

Coruscating guitars and bludgeoning beats propel standout track landlocked, while the stripped-back Anjelica Huston proves there's craft to match the considerable chaos. Sky Larkin have the tunes and talent for mainstream success -- all that's needed now is a little self-editing.

RICK PEARSON LOS LOBOS Tin Can Trust (Proper) DESPITE their hit cover of La Bamba, Los Lobos are that rarest of things: a genuinely wise pop group. Now in their fourth decade of recording, they've long been compassionate chroniclers of the Latino community in the United States, but they've always infused their tales of struggle with an underlying optimism. In these hard times, they're more universally relevant than ever, be it the portrait of the title track's can collector, or the underpaid mob minion ("a shame those boys couldn't be more copacetic") of West LA Fadeaway. …

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