Born out of a deep friendship between ex-Moldy Peach Kimya Dawson and Jeffrey & Jack Lewis, The Bundles break away from all that the term ‘Supergroup’ implies, with their coming together being an almost organic occurrence. Unsurprisingly this has led to an album where there is no clash of egos and no one voice crying out to be heard over any other, which is no doubt key to producing an album rich in the personalities and idiosyncratic tendencies of all involved. Rather than temporarily wriggle out of the shackles their regular outfits offer, though, they have seen fit to continue wearing them, which, when dealing with songwriters of this calibre, can’t help but feel like a wasted opportunity. It’s a move that has resulted in an album of, rather predictably, reliable lo-fi alternative folk laced with a helping of geek humour that cements this as being a release that will suit the needs of aficionado’s nicely enough but leave those not so keen content with what they already possess.

By Nathan Westley

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