There is little doubting that Montreal, Canada, has been a hotbed of talent in recent years, churning out artist after artist who will later go on to gain high plaudits, and this sophomore effort by the now married duo of Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry looks certain to follow this 21st century tradition. Given that Boekner is the leading man in the cult worshipped Wolf Parade it is of little surprise that ‘Sound Kapital’ shares some traits with the aforementioned, but this is far from a straight reinterpretation – instead an experiment with keyboards has heralded a new era of discovery and adventure, one where these songs, which might otherwise have been slightly pedestrian, now have an uplifting synth pop edge to help underpin the indie rock credentials.

By Nathan Westley

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