Remember the Beatles? Kelly Stoltz has done on previous albums but here he dips into other forms of anglophile music with nods to Pulp, Fleetwood Mac (they were kinda English) and the Cleaners From Venus. Quality power pop from a man who deserves to be known more than just being the Dwight Twilley of his generation.
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Right, I've just had a quick listen this after seeing the words Cleaners from Venus on the press release. It's true. It's actually true. There are moments here that sound like Cleaners From Venus particularly 'No Pepper For the Dustman' which has the exact same plangent guitars and reverbed vocals as tracks like the Cleaners 'Only A Shadow'. This is really good guitar pop. Just the sort I love.
'Empty Kicks' has a kind of '70s playfulness to it that sounds something like a discofied cross between Lindsay Buckingham and the Bee Gees whilst 'Same Pattern' has a pulsating electronic texture that sounds like those kind of early 80s band that meshed terrifying Numan-esque electronica with the sort of guitar pop they grew up on.
Just a 7 at the moment as I've not heard it all but thought you'd want to know. I'd be happy to hear more.
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