Poprockers Pogo Pops are back with their eighth studio album «Daylight», five years after «Love is the Greatest Compass». 30 years on, Frank Hammersland, Nicolai Hamre og Viggo Krüger and still together. There are plenty of traces of melodic Brit pop. “My Mind is Like A Radio” could be a Suede track, and the opening title track sounds like The Cure. There are nods to other artists too, such as the vocals on the catchy “Maybe It Was Just a Dream”, which sound a little like Roy Orbinson in places. “The Echoes Of The Day” opens with the Indian vibe of a George Harrison Beatles track, although the vocals again sound like Brett Anderson of Suede. “Things That We Did” could have been written by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy. Despite the similarities, the songs have a fresh quality and it is easy to imagine them enjoyed live at a summer festival. Pogo Pops will be performing at Over Oslo this year and if you’d like to enjoy some well-crafted melodious pop rock in the open air, get yourself a ticket.
4/6 | Anne-Marie Forker
Release date: 27 May 2022