Singles for the week starting 10th September!
Nearly next big things, next big old (sounding) thing and the old next big thing battle it out in with singles this week
Ah, the fabled 'best new thing'. Will they change the world, will the girls fancy them, will any of the boys bother buying the record?
PEACE aren't the most revelatory thing in the world, but this EP definitaly isn't bad. '1998', at ten minutes long, is a psych maths rock piece echoing their desire to be some reincarnation of the Stone Roses, which is also notable in their oh-so-similar artwork.
'Bloodshake' and 'Oceans Eye' meanwhile are two snappier numbers built for the live environment where kids want to dance. 'Califronia Daze' is a love song perfect for the teen market (“she tastes like sunlight/and she's always going to be there in the back of your mind”), and thus probably good at drawing in a new crowd to the more offbeat bands PEACE associatie with.
Jennifer (Sits Alone)
“Lots of 60s atmosphere” says The Zombies' Rod Argent about The Moons; he's not wrong there. 'Jennifer (Sits Alone)' is a pretty nice little track. Soft guitar chords and a strong male vocal performance which doesn't over egg it. Subtly cresendoing strings and keys and all the rest. My issue is, why wouldn't I just listen to The Zombies instead?
He's known as the 'indie' one from Britpop boys Blur, but has Mr Coxon actually got the credentials to hold that title? 'Advice' thankfully is a great mess of guitars and drums. All lo-fi production and restrained, 'talked' vocals. 'Indie' tag firmly earned.