With the uptempo sounds of courtship. and Stevie Wolf already hitting our playlists, we’re filling up our quota for weekend-ready pop songs with ‘Blame’ from little-known Blackpool four-piece Tuscan Sun. It’s an apt name for a band who transports the listener from the grey North Western town to warmer climes through a hedonistic mixture of tropical synths, dance-worthy beats, indie-pop guitar crescendos and one hell of a hooky, catchy chorus. ‘Blame’ appears to be a song of realisation - “if you fall, I’ll take the blame, but I don’t think you’ll do the same” - the almost passive vocals off setting the carefree instrumentation, together working as a celebration of being honest with yourself. With just one other song to be found online, the indie-pop tune ‘Modern Art’, it’s a no brainer that this second release marks out Tuscan Sun as one to watch this year. In fact if you’re lucky to live in the North West, why not head down to their show on February 17th at Manchester Academy? -HT