New This Week
11th January 2019
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This is the sound of four to the floor upbeat, driving beats and the rush of that enticing chug makes you feel like you’ve just walked into the most happening Northern soul club going. The guitars come right out of the 80's (and occasionally early 90's) for that jangling, chiming resonance and make for a dreamy soft-focus glow while the vocals bounce out to ace the sound. Cute and playful songs that would have shone out on a C86 compilation.
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The brand new project from Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow member Sarah Hayes. With both of them writing songs and lyrics, Peter describes it as “a sort of dual-personal record”. The sound is diverse, ranging from Fairport Convention folk, to Talking Heads new wave. It is rich, intricate and meandering, full of interloping harmonies, endearing melodies and evasive noises. What makes this an even more remarkable musical statement and achievement is that two first-time collaborators were able to channel so much of themselves into a project and create something coherent and poised.
A seemingly dramatic departure from their previous material. Kero Kero Bonito's second album sheds a lot of their J-pop origins for noise-pop, twee-indie, Riot Grrrl and whatever they bloody well like. You might feel a little short changed if it wasn't done with such confidence and style. The album opens with a wall-of-sound, fuzzy bass and cheap drums. It could be The Shop Assistants. It could be The Popguns. But as short as the songs are, so is the time they spend on each influence, moving through St. Etienne, Portishead, Metronomy, chamber, 60's ye-ye pop and crucially Shibuya-kei.
Limited White Vinyl 12" with Etched B-Side
The song is the first to be released from a forthcoming joint album. “After making music for the past twenty years and embarking on making this record with Brian I knew a couple things: one was that the spirit of collaboration between us was going to be a pure one, and two was that the more I live the less is clear to me,” says Karen O. “When you create from a blurry place you can go places further than you’ve ever been. I think we both were excited to go far out.”
The result is a 9 minute track that moves from an ethereal neon-lit score, to a bass lead trip-hop centre-piece, ending in a strange but necessary amalgamation of the two.
This Week's Top 20
1. Tallies - Tallies
2. You Tell Me - You Tell Me
3. Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
4. Karen O and Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
5. The Delines - The Imperial
6. The Silver Field - Rooms
7. Lorelle Meets the Obsolete - De Facto
8. Nas - Nasir
9. Nicolas Jaar - Nymphs
10. Jeffrey Lewis and Los Bolts - 13 Fall Songs
11. The La's - Open Your Heart
12. Public Service - I'm Gonna Kill That Man
13. The CIA - The CIA
14. Ultramarine - Signals Into Space
15. Forra - Mostrame Lo Peor
16. Mac Demarco and Haruomi Hosono - Honey Moon
17. Logtoad - Rat Full Of Coins Vol 1
18. The Cinematic Orchestra - A Caged Bird / Imitations of Life
19. Khana Bierbood - Strangers From The Far East
20. Mara Simpson - 285 Days