– THE CHARM OFFENSIVE –
You know, dear reader, that 45 RPM is serving you up the skinny on the coolest, counter-culture cuts when you’re reading reviews of a song which only has five views (at time of publishing) on YouTube. Either that, or the song’s crumpet-ly rubbish (oh, yes, it’s started).
I’m pretty sure it’s the former with Bread Club – a Sydney-based trio whose friendship, band-name… indeed, their very raising d’être… appears to have been forged around a shared interest in the carb-heavy snack.
So fond of their baps are they that they have been known to throw said foodstuffs at their audience during shows.
Not – I believe – a song dedicated to the fall-out from said incidents, hOT mESS is the band’s second notable single.
The song itself is sexier than socks on a rooster.
Centred around a Jamiroquai-jamming bass line and Chromeo-cultivating keys, the piece is accented charmingly with brass stabs and the odd hit of electronic trickery.
The vocals are strong all the way through with some really sweet harmonies when the beat drops out.
All in all, it’s a dancefloor-filling, focaccia-ing good track.
But doughn’t just take my word for it; click on the video above to hear the song in all its glory (and boost those viewer numbers for the boys).
MORE FROM THIS WEEK’S MIX
BROCKHAMPTON: DEARLY DEPARTED
TINARIWEN: KEL TINAWEN
SUDAN ARCHIVES: CONFESSIONS
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –