The album itself is a loose affair, the quartet seem to be having a lot of fun flying through eleven indie pop numbers. The hallmark is soothing melodies, delivered with a reassuring ease through the vocals of Laura Smith.
There are plenty of hooks for those craving them. The jaunty "Blood" and the peppy "Death of a Payphone" are sugary enough to sate any rock sweet tooth.
Rococode bring an element of drama to the table as well. The penultimate track "TINA" has the feel and force of a big-budget theatrical stage production, while "Weapon", arguably the album's strongest track", is a soaring, incendiary power pop number.
Sure, the laissez-faire approach Rococode takes does make for some unevenness in the record, but there are more than ample compelling moments to make Guns, Sex & Glory a worthwhile debut.
Best tracks: "Weapon", "Empire"
Track listing for Guns, Sex & Glory:
- Concentrate On Me
- Ghost I
- Ghost II
- Concentrate On You
- Death of a Payphone
- Guns, Sex & Glory