The Sproutts: Plutons
By Roxie Haines
Wellington four piece pop orchestra The Sproutts return with their second album 'Plutons'. Describing their sound as what people in the 60s thought music would sound like in the future, the indie pop band have created a delightful 13-track album awash with charm. The album's first single Hidden Costs, has been well received, making it to the front of Kiwi FM's top 10. The use of the theremin on the album provides an amusing touch; The Sproutts certainly do justice to this incredible instrument from the 30s. I also enjoyed the use of other electronic contributions, especially the synthesisers, electric violins and the omnichord. All add magic and fascination to the foundation layers of rocky rhythm guitar and drums. Unlike their name, The Sproutts' shimmery, textural indie pop doesn't leave any nasty taste in your mouth, although for some they may still be an acquired taste.