(Written June 2011)
Southampton’s sharply-dressed indie quartet can’t find girlfriends, and they’ve never sounded happier.
Their sound is arguably guitar pop, more than indie rock, but that doesn’t prevent this EP from being any less of a lament. Tracks ‘Flowers’ and ‘Tiffany’s Man’ moan about how he can’t get the woman that they have been after, whereas by ‘Romance by Numbers’ he finally has his partner and he’s still not happy. The running theme is a perpetual rant about a dysfunctional love life. Whilst other bands could infect listeners with suicidal tendencies, whether relating to it or just maddened by yet another love song, The Lost Boys do so with a sense of humour. Whilst the ‘rock’ label should be taken with a pinch of salt, never before has moaning about your love life been so chirpy and fun. Playful, fast-paced, and sure to put a smile on your face, it is well worth a listen.