CD reviews: Last Dinosaurs

When Brisbane quartet Last Dinosaurs released debut album In a Million Years in 2012, its light-infused, guitar-based indie pop raised a few eyebrows (songs with hummable tunes, who would have thought?).

Sophomore effort Wellness comes on the back of various lineup changes, yet this album doesn't lack cohesion.

Much of that has to do with the almost ethereal dancefloor rhythms, a la so many early-'80s pop outfits.

Add to that slinky electric guitars and a vocal approach that sits well above the mix (both in volume and, often, in pitch) and the impression is of a band looking at the stars rather than its own shoes.

• Last Dinosaurs. Wellness. Dew Process/Universal.

•  Three stars (out of five)

Single download: Evie
For those who like: Go Betweens

- Shane Gilchrist

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