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Looper | Up A Tree (Jeepster)
A charming tale of pen pal-dom in the north to the sound of a typewriter and Stuart (Belle & Sebastian) David's soft Arab Strapesque vocals on top. But this is much poppier, and possibly more romantic than the Strap. Teenagers of the world unite. I don't know how old this lot are, but they make me feel at least 14½. And that's nice. Sweet. Looper aren't just about teen love and letters though. To prove this point you've got to open your mind and ears and sit through some 40 odd minutes of this crazy twee thing. Plenty of cute whistles and hums and xylaphonic fun. Up A Tree has a varied sound full of welcome little surprises. Quite a pleasurable experience all in all. They must live together.
Tracy Lee Jackson
CWAS #4 - Winter 1998/9 - The Lost Issue