Full of primary colours, fizz and the sweetest of melodies you’re likely to hear until the new one from Blossoms drops, Motel Carnation return with the clearest of pop ambitions right from the moment the first electro groove drops. Landing in a similar space to U2’s Pop era, or singles from the last Blossom album, Sweet separation is primarily a guitar driven track, but a one cunningly disguised with easy, throwaway, trivial sounds designed to make you forget that this is a rock band trying to walk onto a dancefloor full of glitter balls and disco suits and deliver a serious message. Witty and playful, Sweet Separation looks like pop, and sounds like pop; but it’s rock at heart. And it’s clever rock. Very clever rock.