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The playlist: new bands – with the Prettiots, Dua Lipa and Mind Enterprises | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, November 9, 2015

The playlist: new bands – with the Prettiots, Dua Lipa and Mind Enterprises

This time, we’re bringing you a lo-fi girl group, some Hoy Chippy funkiness and a bit of soaring pop melodrama

The Prettiots are a New York duo – Kay Kasparhauser and Lulu Prat – who offer a knowing, lo-fi indie-cool take on 60s girl group pop, with old standbys like handclaps and sweet harmonies to balance out the more modern-world observations in the lyrics. “You showed up on the crime scene that was my life,” sings Kasparhauser over a beat like Toni Basil’s Mickey and two guitars: one rhythmic and strummed, the other an insinuating motif. “You’ve left fingerprints all over my mind,” she continues, watching the detective – Elliot Stabler, in this case, from NBC’s Law & Order, a man with “an unpredictable temper, a strong sense of family values and some good tattoos” as she sighs, dreamily. It follows on from previous releases Boys (I Dated in High School) and Suicide Hotline; future songs might be about anything from Warner Herzog to sex while influences range from Lightning Bolt to Abba –they’ve been known to cover the Misfits and System of a Down live.

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by Paul Lester via Electronic music | The Guardian
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