Bluesky Research are so retro their tan cords probably bear the stains from several nights dominating the local pub circuit. Aside from the god-awful name - one that should really remain in the verbal realms of marketing executives - the production on 'Fittest Of The Fittest' is so sleek, over ringing guitars and processed harmonies, that any balls has been edited out.
With its punchy riff and sun-swept harmonies, b-side 'Good Fight' should have been the lead track; there's some disarming honesty when they declare, "The sounds I hear are not my own". The melody is a fantastic approximation of their classic rock influences but the DNA strand that makes Bluesky Research special has already mutated in favour of cloning.
5Lianne Steinberg's Score