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The Electric Soft Parade: The American Adventure

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 10 October 2003

THIS BRIGHTON brother-act have survived a Mercury prize nomination (for last year's debut, Holes in the Wall), a Q award for best newcomer and a fortnight when it seemed as if they would displace Coldplay as pop's favoured eloquent introverts. Had they done so, the American adventure of the title would refer to transatlantic triumphs rather than a theme park Alex and Tom White spotted while driving through Derbyshire.

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