Lockets are not a brand spanking new band. They’ve been together for a couple of years and released some enticing tracks last summer, including the album opener here, ‘Bitter Teeth’. But there has not been much else in the intervening 12 months until the last week, when the Philadelphia band uploaded debut album Camera Shy. Over eight tracks, the template is firmly laid: this is dream-pop and we want to relax. The tempo never raises above laid back, but why would you want it to? ‘Treasures You Lost’ sees Dani Parker pine for somebody not to be late. Her’s is a fragile voice, and it sounds like she could break down in tears at any moment. The title track goes for an epic feel; you know those Beach House tracks that make you feel like everything is going to be OK? That’s what ‘Camera Shy’ feels like. The closing track, ‘Run’, which sees Parker sing: “When I grow up I want to be invisible,” owes a good deal to the xx, but it never feels stale. Lockets are a band that you’ll fall for over and over again. Buy Camera Shy on iTunes.


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