That Just Handshakes are our indiepop bandages, medicine and counselling shouldn't have come as a surprise. They've been quietly releasing bits-and-bobs for a few years now, with last year's cassette tape EP being particularly special. But it's 'London Bound' – their first statement from a forthcoming debut album – that finally sees them fully formed and ready to be taken fully into yr hearts.
It starts of sounding a little like Altered Images (a good thing!) before an excellent guitar hook unravels and carries the song through a soaring chorus. If you've missed bands whose songs that made you want to dance under the lights at a DIY indiepop disco, then it's a moment that will make your heart skip. Detailing that moment in yr life when yr friends abandon their adopted university town for a life down South it's a poignant track for a generation of bruised and scattered pop fans who just wanted to prolong the best years for a little bit longer.