Awash with urgency, Night Moves singer John Pelant’s charismatic falsetto is undoubtedly the band’s major selling point on this, the Minneapolis trio’s debut album. But while there’s something alluring about the combination of Pelant’s rich, blusey melodies and the atmospheric, dreamy soundscapes coordinated by producer Thom Monahan, ‘Coloured Emotions’ is notably lacking in ambition, if not the masterfully mixed flavours of country, blues, psychedelia and a gamut of other genres like glam-rock and synth-pop. It’s an unabashedly retro appeal that applies to triumphant moments like lead single ‘Headlights’, but whilst the album can boast character and persistently catchy blues riffs with certain easy, it lacks variety to such an extent that only hardened fan of this of this all American sound will be impressed.

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