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The Crack Magazine


Fred Deakin

The Lasters (self release)

I know what you’re thinking: isn’t Fred Deakin him out of electronica duo Lemon Jelly? You’re right, and here he’s crowd-funded his way to a new sci-fi concept album about the Earth’s last ever family (no, not the Kardashians). As you’d expect, it’s a dystopian kind of thing, but his tunes are warm and elegiac, and – get this! – proper pop songs, with melodies. The end of the world has never sounded so lovely.