Wow. Looks like I've missed some thread here.
Computer's down, so I'm posting from phone. This'll be a short review.
Just to get it out of the way, big Phonogram fan, big fan of britpop and MSP which is why I loved the first volume so much, and a big fan of McKelvie's art and his Suburban Glamour series.
Pull Shapes was great but this issue fell a bit flat for me. First, I hate when scenes from a prior book are repeated. It just irks me. It was just a few panels here, but I always feel like I'm getting charged again for something I already paid for.
The story was okay. It just felt a bit infantile. It reminded me a bit of poems and stories a lovelorn 16 year old me would have written. Not a good thing. Maybe a little too ernest, dare I say, emo. In many ways, particularly in looking how music can be so tied up with how we see ourselves and how we express our emotions, Phonogram reminds me of Local.
No complaints about the art. And the backmater was great as always. It's those kinds of touches that show the creators have so much love for a project.