There is not an awful lot of info available on this band but they are a three piece that hail from Caen in France and I am reliably informed that this is becoming something of a musical hotspot!
I would describe this as lo-fi indie art pop and I do not mean lo-fi as a slur because this is brilliantly produced and very classy. Let’s just say its influences are Spectoresque. The B- side Sankta Lucia illustrates this perfectly with its heavy reverb. Rolling toms and tambourine hi-hat push it along and a long snare fill leads it to the chorus refrain. Wherever or whatever Sankta Lucia is, I want to go there. It’s quite euphoric and the French accents give it a nice twist. This song would be good enough to grace most bands a sides but the best is yet to come. Flip over.
Sincerely True and Nice starts like a classic Clean song. The mean drummer plays a box or even a cheap drum machine. Verse chorus verse chorus, “true and nice true love beautiful”. It is childlike in both simplicity and beauty. And then something magical happens. At around 2:15 it goes into a wonderful breakdown. There could be three instruments playing, there could be thirty. It’s a beautiful melange of sounds modernised by synth stabs and swirly keys, and then a minute later it breaks right down with surf twangs and peters into almost melancholic vocal and acoustic strum, and then nothing...and just when you think it’s all over a larger, noisier Mark Hollis gets off his chair. It’s as if you start with Spector and The Wrecking Crew in the studio and then the song takes you backwards to it’s inception. Man and guitar in the kitchen.
It’s very clever and the single also has a great front image not unlike something The Smiths would have done. A real gem.
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