An adventure island surrounded by waves of nostalgia and built on a foundation of blissful, retrocentric rock, Some Bodies shape a world over the course of ten impeccably produced pop nuggets thats distorted yet inviting, told from the point of view of a band looking back at their youth.
The melancholy nature of Sunscreen bares all the markings of a half-forgotten summer of freedom before life happens and were forced to look at the world without the rose-tinted glasses of adolescence. As such its both unforgettable in its melodies and delicately playful, but boasts some hefty modern subject matters such as virtue signalling, climate change, dead-end jobs, celebrity, religion, shame, social media and mental health.
The album pulls in sounds from every corner of rock history, from the dulcet lo-fi harmonies of The Beach Boys and Sparklehorse to the contemporary psychedelic leanings of Tame Impala and Beach House. Opener Tired All The Time recalls lazy, hazy afternoons before the poignant TV Show hits harder with an aggressive krautrock riff and smoky delivery.
Recorded by Stew Jackson at the legendary Rockfield Studios, the LP offers gloriously crafted indie-pop that at times feels vintage in its presentation but Some Bodies have taken everything they know from these timeless eras and twisted them into something quite unique. In a similar fashion to bands like Foxygen or The Lemon Twigs, their music aptly reflects this generation's sentimentality for the past and for escapism.