Colleen Green – Pay Attention

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I arrived late to Colleen Green, in the middle of this year when she featured in a video for Space Daze's wonderful summer anthem "Line Up on the Solstice". After Danny had recommended Colleen's music to me I was compelled to her debut Sock It To Me a spin. I soon found myself immediately drawn to a punchy blend of sweetly hummed fuzz-pop and later  made sure I saw Colleen supporting EMA at the Garage. A no-nonsense set of short, raw grunge-pop tracks that left hearts aflutter.

The chance to rekindle my love hasn't taken too long, yesterday Colleen's second album I Want To Grow Up was announced via Hardly Art for a February 2015 release, the streaming of lead track "Pay Attention" indicates that little has changed apart from an additional studio sheen and the accompaniment of some bigger, bombastic instruments. Perhaps her drum machine has finally been laid to rest? The track is instant, a catchy, scuzzy power pop anthem that does exactly the opposite of the opening line, holds you attention throughout..