“To The North”
Taking up E-cigarette smoking may or may not be one of the smartest decisions we’ve made in the last week. Sure, you look like a total plank honking on what literally is a metal tube with a lightbulb on the end. And yep, you get some raised eyebrows when vapour-not-cunningly-disguised-as-smoke emerges from around ya face in an indoor pub and/or venue scenario (we had Club Killing Moon last night ya see). And, of course, this whole discussion and context serves as a pretty nailed-down conclusion that we are openly admitting we are addicted to the nicotine and very little else. Hear us out though. The general idea behind this is two-fold; one, we’re trying to actually embarrass ourselves into dropping this filthy habit entirely; and two, we reckon we could save a lotta money within a year, and so instead of our getting our kicks from tarring our lungs, we could instead, dunno, release another record or something. See, we’re being entirely selfish yet selfless at the same time. Which is nice. The other sweet bonus is, given our stress levels in tandem with how outrightly exhausted we feel right now (like we said, we had Club Killing Moon last night), in this respect this is like a friggin’ dummy (or pacifier to our American readership) for recently-matured adults. Alternatively, we could have just gone ahead and listened to this smooth-as-fuck new effort from Baywaves, who have successfully battered down the fortress walls surrounding our inbox with To The North with all the calmness of a Hindu cow. The dynamic in this track is as complex in it’s constituent undercurrents as it is ridiculously easy to listen to and therefore get behind. One one hand there’s some kinda psych-indie ballad operating much in the same way as you would expect had this come from Stone Roses, or new guys Temples, or even not-as-new-but-still-kinda-new guys Circus Sands. On the other, the vocal is so damn tranquil that it reminds us of the electronic-minimalism of the guy in Health. Weird, right? Yes we are. But this is too and we’re ruddy digging it. And it’s a free download. WUT.
Baywaves – To The North
Double prizes. Spicy twist. Bit of Foals going on in places here. UH!
Baywaves – Figures