from the listening nook

vinyl thoughts for an analogue life

Speed Racer/I’ll Try – Her’s

April 5, 2017

Format: 7″ black vinyl

Side A: 50s beat pop vibes slathered with Smith’s style guitar and vocals. Insistent rhythmic indulgence that throws hand claps and sweeping tones into the mix. Uplifting yet oddly melancholic pop that tingles and fizzes whilst keeping you thinking.

Side B: Dream-dirge vocals artfully playing with a warm bassline and tantalisingly playful rhythm guitar. Smiths in form and function but this is no rip off but a cleverly crafted continuation of Morrissey and Marr’s art. Some truly beautiful picked lead guitar entrances in a perfect example of the use of stereo panning. A lovely piece of melodious pop.

Score: 8/10

Thought: makes one long for the daffodils and tennements and 1p chews

Info: Flying Vinyl / Her’s


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