[tps_title]3. FM Belfast – Brighter Days[/tps_title]
FM Belfast, the electronic band from Reykjavík, Iceland formed in late 2005, present their third or fourth (depends on how you count them) album “Brighter Days”. The band hasn’t changed their style much from past releases and that could actually be a good thing especially for first-time listeners who will find FM Belfast’s sound refreshing. However sadly, some of their tracks now do feel a bit toned down and generic compared to the band’s original creative efforts, something partially similar to what happened to Architecture In Helsinki with their latest album. Although in the case of FM Belfast, it isn’t even half as bad actually. FM Belfast makes a lot of use of very subtle out-of-tone vocals which make their songs sound ridiculously fun essentially; something done too by somewhat similar artists like We Have Band or even Fol Chen. The title song for the album is extremely catchy; so fun that if you get into it, you’ll be dancing and singing along the predictable lyrics before your first listen is over, and once you get hooked on the opening title track, the rest of the album will forcefully grow on you with few more listens.