The album is also a reminder of how we live in a rather dull world now. The advert for Kia Ora (not the one with the crows) is like a mutant form of dub jazz. And is great, obviously.
The Happy Band of Japan will go on for years. We’ve no plans to quit and become landscape gardeners or anything like that.
This month we caught up with Dan, from the The Happy Band of Japan, who make sensationally skewed pop. Here’s what he had to say.
IN: To start with, you could tell us about how the Happy Band came together. Indeed, what is the happy Band of Japan?
Candylion sees him taking his muse to new heights; presenting it in a way that is more ebullient, more self assured.
Simply put, no Dutch band ever sounded like this. For a brief moment dNV really did burn bright as a creative force. Their shows were one-offs; extraordinary fusions of naivety, brilliance, disaster, truculence and vision.
this Githead release has a sense of spiky intemperance and urgency; in fairness a quality that seems to be inherent in anything this band does
There is a restless intelligence at work here, and I don’t think it’s the sort of wilful and smug perversity that is often distressingly present in this sort of record.
Never boring, never forced, always coming at you from an unexpected angle, this LP leaves a lot of its competitors standing.
65daysofstatic – The Destruction of Small Ideas
I was going to say that I really hate cover bands, but seeing as Cox plays in a cover band I had better not say that too…
completely shatter all expectations you may have had for what you expected a Brett Anderson solo album would sound like.
maybe it was the prospect of being forcibly snogged on our entrance by someone who seemed, in our befuddled state, to be Rodney Marsh in a dress