Singles With Lachlan: Methyl Ethel, Horror My Friend and More
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Singles With Lachlan: Methyl Ethel, Horror My Friend and More

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Single Of The Week

Methyl Ethel : Ubu

Sit Ubu sit. Good song.

 

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever : French Press

I’m a sucker for deft wordplay, and “I’ve been reading the French press” is a ripper turn of phrase. The misdirection-as-detachment works, spinning apparent meaninglessness into meaning. It breezes along, threatening to explode into a communal chorus, but abstains. It doesn’t need to launch in that direction, just letting the prose breathe.

 

Jamiroquai : Automaton

Jamiroquai have been out of the limelight for yonks, possibly researching ways to make Jay Kay’s hat less problematic. Now they’re back, with a new hat. The new hat is quite hi-tech. The fins fan out, and then streamline. It has lights. The trade-off here is that Jay Kay now dances and sings like a robot. The track is a fucking mess, right up until its ‘80s dork-rap breakdown. Lose the Daft Punk cosplay and get loose, dammit.

 

Horror My Friend : DIYS

When it finds a clearing, DIYS makes the most of its breathing space. Sells itself short by overcooking the distortion so loud it’d make Rick Rubin cum in his shorts. Or beard.