Buffalo’s Grand National deliver unapologetic power pop with effective choruses of disarming charm on this 5-track EP. The opening “Space of You” proves exactly how infectious this stuff can be, while “Opportunity” is a good piece of epic sappiness. Blending the power pop rush of Weezer with the delicious harmonies of the Posies, Grand National don’t always follow through on the implied promises of their hook-laden choruses and repeatedly fail to lead the listener into euphoric power pop heaven. Kingsize is nevertheless a hugely promising first offering from a quartet that certainly will have something stronger coming in the not-so-distant future.
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