On the radar: Copy Haho

As at home in smooth and laidback mode as they are in anthemic and shouty, the range of sounds Copy Haho accommodate is the carefree equivalent of a sleepy Sunday morning with a blast of Saturday night flashback.

Hailing from Stonehaven, these small-town boys do big-time indie pop with an aplomb that belies their modest roots. The four-piece are a welcome boost to Aberdeen's music scene, borne as they are of two current members of project:venhell (PVH].

Play: Copy Haho - Pulling Push Ups on the green button

But where PVH are all screechy axes and electro vocals, Copy Haho tone it down with jangling guitars and a pleasingly dreamlike quality.

Their lilting indie pop draws inevitable comparisons to the scuzz-rock stylings of Pavement, while Joe Hearty's drawling voice rasping out lyrics in unconventional love song 'You Are My Coalmine' ("I'm the dirt on your nails/You're the dirt on mine") is lyrically reminiscent of The View.

New EP 'Bred for Skills & Magic' is out now.

Intrigued? Watch Copy Haho for yourselves at Stereo, Glasgow on 19 May and The Tunnels, Aberdeen on 3 June.

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