New Music: Look, Stranger! – Itchaca

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Usually when a band is described as ‘kooky’, alarm bells start ringing, for this tends to suggest that the act in question is little more than a self-consciously annoying pack of berks with more colourful sweaters than they do ideas, but in the case of Look, Stranger!, these worries can be disregarded, for new single ‘Ithaca’, is packed to bursting with swooning synth pop melodies, an upbeat, forceful tone and some well delivered falsetto vocals. The track lays on the retro vibes heavily with its bubbling 80s game effects yet draws heavily from modern acts such as Wild Beasts, which results in a cohesive, intriguing sound.