The Birthday Kiss are a band I've featured here a couple of times before so I won't bore you with their fine history again and instead will head straight into the good stuff... "Can You Keep A Secret" is the bands first official single due for release 8th April (if you are slow to pick up this 7" like me, you'll have to import it from the US via label Death Party Records as the bands own have sold out, you can still grab their earlier digital single "Choking" for free via bandcamp).
"Can You Keep A Secret" builds on the identifiable sound of their last track and is a truly great pop track, combining a joyous indie-pop core packed full of melody and punch with shimmering synth and the gorgeously sweet vocals of Sarah Williams. Bright, infectious and danceable it's a track that is going to go down a treat on stereos all summer long. The flip side "Worth It" is similarly full of contagious energy with jangly retro sounds and crashing crescendos starring on another punchy hit that will take you back to the days when you could stay up dancing at indie pop discos until 3am without the aid of pro-plus. That last bit could just be me.