Bubblegum, cuddlecore, shortbread punk, or whatever you’d like to call Allo Darlin’s sweet brand of twee pop—this is the stuff that girls in plaid dresses dream about. Taking a tip from fellow Aussies The Lucksmiths, Allo Darlin’s self-titled debut in 2010 (on the London-based Fortuna Pop! label) is full of clever lyrics, infectious hooks, little Weezer-esque sing-alongs, and easy summertime riffs, straddling the line between childlike whimsy and mature sadness. The foursome writes songs for fans as fans, name-dropping everyone from Henry Rollins to Woody Allen and Stephen Hawking. The band has also appeared on tribute albums for Bruce Springsteen and Ramones, pleasingly popifying the two.