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Incorporates elements of the nineties British Pop with nineties American Alternative Rock.

2014's 'Good Luck' was a decent album; a kind of British translation of the Pop Punk genre but one that was the perfect antidote to the polished formulaic US version.

'Pleasantries' ups the ante further, offering a somewhat bolder experimental approach which incorporates elements of the nineties British Pop with nineties American Alternative Rock. 'Daisy May' swings along like Blur meets Bush (who although British, made their success in America during the early nineties) and this formula proves successful throughout.

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'Turn Off Your TV' has a Nirvana-like bass line and guitar riffs further influenced by the Seattle band; it's simple, yet effective and catchy. 'Wasted' is similarly equipped, dirty riffs aka Stone Temple Pilots provide a counterpoint to the smooth vocal delivery more akin to Indie Pop. The songs remain captivating throughout. 'Brand New Again', the melancholic 'Can't Figure You Out' and the heavy Pop panache of 'Geist' provide further evidence that Decade are a band that appear to be progressing in a way that deserves recognition.

Mike Newdeck

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