‘Pet Town’ by Dutch/Croatian singer and visual artist Eerie Wanda is an intimate look into the mind and life of its creator. It has the effect of sounding like a private affair recorded from the confines of the artists own home, with lush guitar plucking that thankfully avoids the realms of twee. It’s a truly joyous and inviting songwriter record.
CD £11.49 JNR291CD
CD on Joyful Noise.
Vinyl LP £20.99 JNR291LP
LP on Joyful Noise.
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If only it was the 1950s or something and everything would be ok. We'd have no money, live in hovels with no running water but at least we wouldn't have to worry about how good we looked on Instagram. I think Eerie Wanda wants it to be the 1950s too. This simple album is full of charming, twangy pop songs with actual real life 1950s reverb and swoon-some vocals which sit pretty over the vintage instrumentation.
On Rockabiller they get in my good books by sounding rather like Young Marble Giants ....or perhaps more accurately Weekend - something with Alison Statton in anyway and it's just lovely. They'll get me with that bossa nova nylon strung guitar and drum machine arrangement but the song is really lovely too. It's the least 1950s ish thing here but that and the similarly evocative The Intruder are real album highlights - the latter has almost the same feel as Broadcast's Tears in the Typing Pool. What a gorgeous gorgeous track. As the album wears on the band learn to throw off slightly their 50s leanings and suggest that there could be something really special here.
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