Vancouver’s Cartoon Lizard packs some pep with their pop, as their latest – “Not Punk Not Raw” – comes forth with rich, clear production, which boasts a shining, colourful musical palette (plucked bass, keyboards, acoustics and are those autoharps?). In between the twisting piano solos and fuzzy guitar leads, a catchy tale of confused love, identity and gender is complimented by fab four harmonies.

“Not Punk Not Raw” is available to stream via Cartoon Lizard’s Bandcamp. It’s the first of many to be released in 2017.