Hazel English: Wake Up (2020)
Opener "Born Like" reminds me of another local band, La Luz, who weave noir surf rock into their sound; while "Shaking" offers up more immediacy, a catchy radio-friendly tune. The title track that follows falls somewhere in between, totally effervescent pop but still interwoven with that throw-back oldies vibe. It largely inhabits a relaxed, mid-tempo groove, though tracks like "Waiting" and "Milk And Honey" are bubbly enough to keep this engaging.
Overall I'd file this alongside another fave from earlier this year, A Girl Called Eddy's Been Around, updating 60s pop and managing to feel refreshingly current yet hauntingly familiar.
Look, there's even a commercial for the record!