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“Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music?” The self torment of Rob Fleming, the main character in Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity novel, could also be applied to the band the Bantam Lyons lads. The music created by these four Breton youngsters (now exiled to Nantes) has a watermark of the most melancholic music recorded since the 80s, and gives you a knot in the stomach like a whole afternoon spent watching the drizzling rain of Brest through a window.

Carried by a singular voice that stirs your guts, Bantam Lyons’ music calls the discarded youth we all have inside us. Because it’s sometimes a good thing to feel sad. And it’s always good to listen to pop music, no matter what.