Hot Club de Paris - album review (4 stars)

Hot Club de Paris

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Drop Till It Pops (Moshi Moshi)

INDIE

Modern music’s barmy army has some new recruits. Along with the Mystery Jets and Young Knives, this Liverpool-based trio are the latest act to flaunt their eccentricities with a frenetic debut made up of bizarre song titles, off-kilter arrangements and strange subject matter. The most complex of the lot, in their use of fiddly guitar lines, bitty start-stop rhythms and hilariously below par beat-boxing, Hot Club De Paris at times run the risk of over-thinking their snappy creations. However, their tight grip on killer melodies and cheeky humour keep this utterly vital and inventive record from ever drifting into overly-cerebral territory. Just don’t go calling it odd-core . . .

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