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New Young Pony Club: Fantastic Playroom

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 7 July 2007

REMEMBER HOW REFRESHING all those indie-rock boy-bands sounded when they first rediscovered the slanted angles and spiky rhythms of postpunk four or five years ago? But, oh dear, look at how dull and diluted they have become as their lacklustre second and third albums hammer this monochrome formula into joyless chart fodder. Which helps to explain why the sexy, arty grooves of New Young Pony Club feel not just exciting but necessary.

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