Currently filling Tom Vek's support slot, south Londoners Clor are purveyors of perky rock with fashionable neo-synthpop overtones. You may think the market is already saturated by such floppy-fringed revivalists, and you would be right, but this is too good to dismiss as the product of mere bandwagon jumping.
Love And Pain is a meeting of electronics, heavy guitar jollity and exuberant vocals, a combination which brings to mind the breezy buoyancy of Supergrass at their best. The guitars are as decidedly '70s as a Raleigh Chopper, the synths wear their '80s influences like over-sized shoulderpads and the overall package is smeared with a palatable blend of post-modern irony and art rock cool. In short, Clor have everything in place to be heralded as the next big thing, with Love And Pain going quite some way to backing up any hype.
But the hollow victory of style over substance that is Magic Touch, remixed here by Joakim, shows they could still just as easily disappear in a puff of dry ice.