20/06/2009

Les Cox (Sportifs)

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Les Cox (Sportifs) – Never Heed (Stop Looking Records)

 

Dresden. It was centuries since I had not seen a song, let alone a city, burning like this.  It was centuries since nothing had felt so heart-consuming or new.

‘All summer we were singing/If bombs were love/Then you can call me Dresden.’

 

And every second of it was heat and haze and electricity and light. It was happening. It was happening to you.

 

Les Cox (Sportifs) are alive and insolently modern (the way the Lovers are). They won’t stay and they won’t wait. Three Northern boys with a funny name. The singer, Chris Rollen, is carelessly crooning the days away. Les Cox have… half a drumkit, and a full heart, deadpan detachment, tension and tenderness, basslines like a lovely, blissful fever.

Chris’ voice is slightly bigger than him – larger and louder. Les Cox are action poets! Let’s go, let’s see where the party ends. Let’s pretend we can run into the depth of summer nights until we trip until we die of stubborn excitement and holiday romance. And fun.

 

You drew a map of the universe on the back of my hand - When I looked I realised you had put only one name on the map - A name you had written one thousand times in shaky felt-tip letters – It said Dresden Dresden Dresden – And it was scribbled all over my skin.

 

Every song Les Cox made contains as much flesh, as much space as Dresden. Every of their song is a page torn off the secret atlas of raw tenderness.

You know they can take you anywhere. You know there is no way back.  

 

Are you lost yet?

 

=> Les Cox (Sportifs) : "Dresden"

 E.A.R

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16/06/2009

Strawberry Machine

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Strawberry Machine : Girl Friend (abcdefg* Records - Japan)

Abcdefg* Records, based in Nagoya Japan, has been one of the few indiepop Japanese record labels, along with Quince, that could easily pass the millenium without any hitch. This is mainly due to label's moguls Sayuri and Masahiro's  efficient taste and clairvoyance.

When I hear their catalog jewel Akira Okabe (aka Strawberry Machine) on her newly released album "Girl Friend",  I can't do anything but melt with delight like a vanilla ice-cream, take back my old-too small- Strawberry Machine T-shirt and try to figure out it could fit on me. Everybody should know L size in Europe is the equivalent of XXL size in Japan...

Enclosed in this -Small-size- clothed pink (or green like mine) jacket, the fresh opus is indeed a pure effervescence of electropop bliss sung in English with a very "rising sun" feeling, t.i.t.s humble, sweet and innocent.

It must also be noted the label recently released a cute indiepop comp mixing guitar- and electropop stuff from all over the world, featuring Hari and Aino, Sweet Sweet Concorde, Bedroom Eyes, Oliver North Boy Choir and many more...It is coming with the very first issue of a maga-fan-zine called Merci Magazine Volume 001... You can check the Youtube trailer HERE.

Strawberry Machine : "Like a Bird"

J-M

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09/06/2009

Moustache of Insanity

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Moustache of Insanity : S/T (WeePOP!)

When 2 funny guys from London, Bill & Nick, are dressing up  on stage with angel wings and several headgears, this prima facie reminds us the catchiness of those 2 Flemion brothers  aka The Frogs more than 20 years back.

But no glam rock satirical tunes here, just tiny homemade cheerful and unpretentious anti-songs, furnished with bits and pieces, in the pure weePOP! tradition.

=> Moustache of Insanity : "Click"

J-M

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01/06/2009

The Dreamers

The Dreamers : "Någon Annan"+"My Stupid Heart"  mp3 single (Friendly Noise)

Unexpected news to see the anglo-swedish duo The Dreamers (Kevin Wright aka Mr Wright + Sarah Nyberg Pergament aka Action Biker) back with those two songs, another contribution to the Friendly Noise faultless multi-format hard/soft catalog.

On the low-key “Någon Annan” (Someone else), their first song in Swedish (!), they achieve their most obsessive and persisting  loop chorus ever. As for the other title, "My Stupid Heart", it is another breathtaking piece of K. Wright's sweet & sour way of imaginary life sung by an angel... 

Furthermore, this gives hope again to see the duo release something new in the -not too far- future...

Here's the LINK for free download of the 2 songs.

J-M

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