If you listen to one song this week make sure it's 'Fall In Place'
from La Sera's new album 'Hour Of The Dawn'. A Vivian Girl no longer,
Katy Goodman has, together with producer and ace guitarist Tom
Wisenbaker, delivered a cracking bunch of tunes which rattle along
raucously, mashing up 70's punk energy and mayhem with affectionately
derivative but ebulliently fresh 50's and 60's infused pop melodies.
It's a winning formula and the Summer will be brighter because of it.
Other than the aforementioned piece of sonic bliss there's a lot else
to get excited about. The blistering opening track 'Losing In The Dark'
has something of the spirit of early Blondie about it and will probably
leave scars on your eardrums; 'Summer Of Love' is as pretty as pretty gets
and sports a deliciously lyrical solo from Mr Wisenbaker and '10 Headed
Goat Wizard' (surely a hot contender for silly song title of 2014) which
rattles along on a wave of jangly guitar and psychedelic vocal harmonies.
Daniel Gomez (rhythm guitar) and Michael Gleeson (drums) complete the
ensemble and it's clearly evident that everyone's having a good time!
I did too!