Here’s another recent acquisition that falls in the “reviewed” portion of the alphabet. It was a very generous birthday present that arrived in the mail in November from a long-time Danish buddy of ours (thanks Jesper).
This mob are a truckload of fun and energy. It is big, swinging pop that sounds like it stepped right out the opening scenes of a late 60s Bond flick.
We hear horns and keys wrapped around vocals that would do Shirley Bassey proud.
Thus duo (plus session/live accomplices) have reportedly made a splash globally off the back of an Amy Winehouse connection and iPod ad (which I missed) and even appeared in an ad campaign down under (I need to stop muting the ad-breaks!).
Sometimes those coke-snorting marketers (and skanky chanteuses) get it very right. This album is a party you should attend. The songs have hooks a plenty. The vibe is fun. I want to see these guys in a live space (c’mon Aussie promoters).
I’m struggling for any comparisons here – an upbeat Portishead? A less shambolic Grates?
Give this a listen and tell me what you think:
File under: Harvest this bounty