I have to thank Kill Rock Stars for discovering this band, the mp3 for That Girl was on their site and by accident i just found this fantastiv gem. At first i was very aware that it sounded like Kenickie, but on a listen to Film Molecules its a whole new experience. Obviously centered around some kind of abstract film plot/sub-genre etc it begins with the languid Fin, the voice of ex-Heavenly singer bubbles up and takes you by suprise, certainly not Lauren Laverne. This is the sombre begginings. Then Oh Katrina kicks in with sparling guitars, glorious melodies and odd noises of analogue origin in the background. You and me treads back down the sombre track, almost too easy to miss if you dont concentrate. Single, Face of '73 is kitch (in the best possible way)and takes the mickey out of celebrity, porn and a whole host of other sleaze. Then, the albums highlight, That Girl chimes in with (girl/boy/girl/boy/girl/boy) an intro that wonderfully faded. This song namechecks a great few women who have been hailed as feminists, least of all Yoko Ono, and she makes the quite blatant point that Travis are boring and Le Tigre are smart. HOW CAN THIS NOT BE AMAZING!?! Well i'll tell you, it is. The alternation between slow burners and guitar heavy songs with odd noises is perfect. The comical Love is Red/Green will remind you of the frog chorus. All in all a treat of 3 minute not-pop-pop songs, aside from the closing track You are gone (so you should go) which is a damn sight closer to 6 mins, but it follows the pattern of sombre to jangle in between the pitches of the song. Triuph. Smile. Jangle. Sombre.
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