Friday, 22 January 2010

Dazed and Bemused.

We're all going on a 'Summer Holiday'
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Wild Nothing have put down the Moog and climbed all aboard the ramshackle wagon. following in the footsteps of 2009 Wunderkids 'Girls' they're bringing their shambling dare we say it, C86 influenced sounds to the sun starved masses. Like The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart recording their own version of 'Incinerate' in a bathroom in Heaven, they manipulate simple yet effective guitar riffs using analogue production. This lo-fi West coast ethos provides a stark contrast to Jack Tatum's earlier dream-pop aesthetic, perhaps more in keeping with the musical trends of 2010 (sitting nicely somewhere between Beach House and A Sunny Day In Glasgow). He layers sound to produce a textured neon haze which washes over the conscious whilst he continuously retains strong melodies in his Passion Pit range vocals.
Their cover of Kate Bush's 'Cloudbusting', also worth note, is a valiant stab, awash with ambiance and retaining some, perhaps not all of Kate's mystical qualities. They may not promise 'No work for a week or two' but it'll definitely provide some form of much needed escapism.

'Summer Holiday' is twinned with the B-side 'Vultures Like Lovers':


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