London four-piece Desperate Journalist follow up their self-titled debut with an album of sure-footed accomplishment, typified by lead single Be Kind.

And that ought to be a motto for our times. It shouldn’t be that hard, really. Lead singer Jo Bevan explains of the album title “The album is, in fact, about growing up – the title came about as half a joke based on the strong emotions therein but it fit thematically due to the fact that each song is about figuring out what being an adult is supposed to mean.” And being kind comes into that.
Moreover, it’s just a bloody good record. Perfect springtime shimmery indie-pop.

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