BBR#17 IS HERE!
It’s by Mancunian (well, Ashton Under Lyne actually), instrumental, electronic four-piece Unhappy Shoppers, a group of youngsters who make DIY electronica in the same style as those acts who graced MORR Music / Awkward Silence Records and City Centre Offices with the likes of Solvent, Isan, Bauri etc. It’s what they call domestic disco – one side is quirky pop and the otherside is downtempo’d coldwave. I love it as it reminds me of that golden age of electronica and indie-minded youths mixing styles and influences. A glorious EP of electro beats, walls of distorted battered syths, faulty radio waves, melancholic rhythms, wierd sounds and a whirr & click groove. The sound of the suburbs channelled through affordable technology! ‘Horsepower And The Modern Slog’ is an upbeat electro stormer with a gorgeous melody. ‘Ersatz Beat’ could be by Adult or LeCar or Perspects with its minimal approach. ‘Every Day’ is a beautiful dreamy pop tune that could be what happened if The Field Mice went electro-pop while ‘Untitled 2’ is a gloomy hazy blurred downtempo track with more than a hint of doom. ‘Save As’ concludes with dark industrious tones sunk deep in its recesses while toxic gloop seeps from knife wounds across its tattoo-covered arms.
Limited 6 track 7″ & 7 track download in a doublesided sleeve with a double sided insert including ‘colour your own’ insert on one side (colouring pencils included). The envelope contains all the usual Box Bedroom Goodies – BBR Letter with detailed band notes, bag of confetti & download code. Beautifully presented as always.
Tracklist: Horsepower And The Modern Slog / Ersatz Beat / Every Day / Untitled 2 / Bag / Save As
Box Bedroom Rebels BBR#17