It occurs to me now that the troupe have lost something along the way, the functioning musical circle who fought off reality in favour of slumber-party Goth theatrics are now just a few girls in pretty dresses, freezing their balls off and wailing Spandau Ballet. Oh well…
Foni tu Argile opens the album, sounding, in the opening stages, for all the world like a Greek version of Ivor The Engine.
A strange one this. It features 80s synths and blissed out vocals. It’s a bit ambient, a bit indie, a bit slacker, a bit…of a mess? Well, no. Not at all.
I know very little about Dan Deacon – next to nothing, in fact – but I do know he’s produced an absolute humdinger with Bromst
They kept tellin’ the audience they were the ‘greatest rock and roll band in the world’. But everyone knows that’s Stereophonics.
In what seemed like a whirlwind of energy and sound, Airship shot through tracks from their debut EP Spirit of the Beehive.
I’ve always liked Darren Keen’s attitude and brand of self-assurance and his stuff is a lot of fun, for sure.
Nodding its head to 50s and 60s stylings, ever so slightly Gothic (in the Vampyros Lesbos kinda way) and charmingly mysterious. Why ask for more?
Time for this reviewer to tell you that you won’t pick up a more surprising and enjoyable LP this year.
Apparently this LP contains polkas or slow waltzes and tangos. But you wouldn’t know as the band doesn’t stick to strict interpretations of any musical convention.