– THE MILITARY COUP –
Liverpool’s Daddy are fast overtaking chlamydia as the very definition of the word ‘infectious’.
Launched last year, the effervescent eight-piece come replete with a fine line in baseball caps, self-appreciation (see: the band’s own whooping and hollering after each solo) and – conversely – self-deprecation (witness: “Except for the cock-ups, that was actually alright.”)
And, in Daddy-esque, they’ve produced Merseyside’s second-cheekiest debut of the year (after that corner kick).
It would be easy to focus on the fact they’ve filmed their “music video” outside a shoe-shop in Liverpool One. I could also make easy jokes about the shell-suits and the silly nicknames (“Mr Big Stretch Flute”?!)… and I am pretty lazy so I will for at least some part of this review.
But it should also be said that Daddy-esque is actually a really tight, really accomplished funk track that’s overflowing with charm and just the right amount of chaos.
A particular highlight comes right at the end of keyboard solo (God, I never thought I’d say that!) where the final high note leads us back into the ‘chorus’.
No official news, as yet, on any more material from the band, but they did put out an announcement on Facebook detailing ‘big plans’ around September time. Which could simply mean expanding into bowler hats or something.
Until then, who’s your daddy?
MORE FROM THIS WEEK’S MIX
KOJEY RADICAL: CAN’T GO BACK
RAPHAEL SAADIQ: SOMETHING KEEPS CALLIN’
SEBA KAAPSTAD: AFRICA
TIZIANO BIANCHI: NIN-COM-POP
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 –