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The Playlist: new bands Jake Bullit, We Are Shining, Stay Bless, Fable, King Capisce | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, September 29, 2014

The Playlist: new bands Jake Bullit, We Are Shining, Stay Bless, Fable, King Capisce

French house throwbacks, a brooding dark Lorde, slender symphonic pop (with pencil tache) and a prog-jazz post-rock five piece


Jake Bullit sounds like a blokey indie minstrel from the Midlands (its actually a hallucinatory alter-ego in sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf), but in fact Jake Bullit are a four-piece in their 20s, and theyre from Birmingham: brothers (and DJ/producers theyve remixed MSTRKRFT and Sébastien Tellier) Jacob and Oscar Brady, plus their cousin Christie on guitar and best friend from school, Tom, on synths. Theyre more Jacques Lu Cont than Jake Bugg: a French house throwback. Their debut single, Pain Killer, has that compressed sound that was a hallmark of the genre, designed as it was to be heard on the radio. Remember groups such as Cassius and Superfunk, who emerged in the late-90s in the wake of Daft Punk? They could be one of those. Pain Killer, released next Monday by Lucky Number (Friends, Sleigh Bells, Gotye, Darwin Deez), is not about love-as-drug, as per the standard pop trope, but love for drugs. JB songs are often like that: about the grimier side of life, notwithstanding the disco-ball shimmer. Other names checked in early reviews include Chromeo (for the buoyant basslines), Hot Chip (for the playfulness) and Blur circa Girls & Boys (for the askance worldview). Aaah, freak out!


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by Paul Lester via Electronic music | The Guardian