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The ShortListen: Theme Park (no. 314)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Theme Park

What’s the story? London trio Theme Park were contemporaries of Fryars, Bombay Bicycle Club and Cajun Dance Party, emerging just after those bands and being tipped for great things. Their 2013 self-titled debut didn't quite hit them into the big league but, after three years away, they've returned with a fizzy, effervescent track from their upcoming second record. The whole thing is full of energy, with sparkling tropical acoustic guitars guiding us through the verses before a bubbling synth bass leads us into a huge, falsetto-led chorus. If Alt-J decided to drink a load of Red Bull and let their hair down, this is what they'd sound like. A cracking piece of indie-electro-pop.

For fans of: Mystery Jets, Bombay Bicycle Club, Alt-J

In three words: Fizzing indie-pop

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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