It seemed just a matter of time before we got a British answer to chillwave, and here it is. Dropping this album at a time when Washed Out's second full length is garnering fans the world over could be seen as either savvy or a bit dense. Either way Chad Valley, aka Hugo Manuel (no, really), will no doubt be quick to disassociate from comparisons such as these, despite this synth driven album being very similar to ones from the Brooklyn set.
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