Cheek Mountain Thief – 'Cheek Mountain Thief' album review

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  • Cheek Mountain Thief – 'Cheek Mountain Thief'

    Rating: 3/5
    By Sharon O'Connell

    After the first solo LP by one of the founding members of Tunng (Sam Genders, as Diagrams) comes the debut from the other, Mike Lindsay. Recorded in Iceland – much of it in a tiny northern fishing town – it’s a set of light-filled, lovely electronic pop, incorporating strings and brass, and played by members of Lindsay’s new community. There are echoes of Bon Iver, Múm and Belle & Sebastian but sweetly offbeat songs like ‘Nothing’ and ‘Snook Pattern’ cast their own shadows.