Singles & downloads - 30th June 2010
The great thing about Super Adventure Club is that they don’t take themselves too seriously – which is ideal as it’s impossible to take them seriously. ‘Hip Hop Hot Pot Pot Noodle’ (Armellodie Records) ●●● is a highly strung burst of weird psychedelic jazz-punk that gets better, and more amusing, with repeated listens.
It’s more of the same from London singer/rapper Plan B on ‘Prayin’ (Atlantic Records) ●●●, another well crafted slice of 60s soul that feels a little over-dramatic but is surely bound for the top of the charts.
The crushing, emotional gloom of The Twilight Sad’s ‘The Wrong Car’ (Fatcat Records) ●●●● does not make for breezy summer listening, but it’s not the Kilsyth rockers’ fault the sun is out. The EP features two new songs and two mixes by Mogwai. As always it’s stirring stuff, driven along by flawless dynamics. Stand back for the seductively melancholic electro-soul of Andreya Triana’s ‘A Town Called Obsolete’ (Ninja Tune) ●●●● which hints at big things to come for a singer whose smokey pipes stand out in sea of pretty great contemporary pop voices. Seriously, this is one incredibly talented diva-in-training.
It’s off some place celestial once again with School of Seven Bells and ‘Windstorm’ (Full Time Hobby) ●●●●● who walk off with the Single of the Week without even moving into second gear. Harmony twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza wrap their gorgeous, ethereal vocals around another catchy gem of hypnotic pop electronica. Can they do no wrong?