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One of our Clinton's few contemporary 60s-inspired squeezes are the amazing Triptides. I'm gonna keep this review fairly short as he's already enthused about them to the point where you should just buy their records on sight rather than wasting your time reading piffle written by giddy men approaching middle-age.
They're a ridiculously accomplished outfit with a crisp, energetic production and a restrained use of psychedelic tropes. The songwriting is of a genuinely supreme quality so many (more successful) acts just don't possess. Dreamy vocals flow over chiming mercurial guitar lines; their tight drums sound free and heavenly and as such their songs often blossom into gaseous clouds of hazy euphoria. They can even rock out on a dime too.
Overall they do what is supposed to be a pretty well-worn style with panache and imagination. Sublime psychedelic 60s dream-pop with true warmth and vibrancy. Too damn good to be a mere pastiche. Get this. Bag their earlier masterpiece too. Yes you!
9/10 coffin dodger Customer review, 23rd March 2014
Addendum It's a few months now since this surf-blue vinyl first graced the dodger's ceramic platter but, and this is a Stewart Lee long story connection with a significant point consistently shoved home but, but if I was gonna start a radio station I'd name it Music That No Other Corporate-Whore Muthafucking Station Plays But Music That You - The Swell But Not As In Ocean - Should Really Be Aware Is Actually Out There. That's MTNOC-WMSPBMTY-TSBNAIO-SRBAIAOT, Radio... ok, a tad long perhaps... but, an that's an Ossett Lad's but as in definitely, definitely, these lads would get play-time every day, on all slots... and yes. I know how fucking excellent the new Real Estate's 'Atlas is... enough. Reet! Back to swirly-whirly land.
9/10 coffin dodger Customer review, 19th December 2013
Swaddle me in paisley, chuck us me Cubans and plug me Rickenbacker 330 into me AC30... but these lads are bloody good. I've got to admit I'd not come across the Triptides before starting to use Norman Records but now that I have it's a "get-their-back-catalogue-now" thing that's happening, man! Yeah, I was 15 when I bought my first American LP, 'Do you believe in magic" - The Lovin' Spoonful - and these guys continue in that great, beloved, 'jangly guitar' tradition. They write really good, painstakingly produced, songs that are totally in-step with the mores of contemporary society whilst using the harmonies, instrumentation, and structures from that early growth period of American rock band pop. It's a hard thing to pull-off in 2013, but they do, in buckets! The closest thing I've heard in recentish times are those Glasgow Lads - Cosmic Rough Riders - but whereas they ape the American folk-to-pop-to-rock thing, mess. Brigman, Menashe, and Morrow are L.A. and genuine... the real deal. Now then, where's that doobie?
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