Norway - Full Moon 50 - 11/11/00
Sorry About The Noise
Jessica Fletchers, what kind of band name is that? If I'm not wrong,
Jessica Fletcher is a Miss Marple-type detective sometimes seen on
lousy TV channels. The name is in the tradition of band names made
up of more or less famous persons; Doris Days, Wynona Riders, and
probably the best of them all - Jason Kings. Personally I think the
band name Jessica Fletchers end in the "Dandy Warhols"-bag (God forbid!).
Well, the music is fortunately better than their band name, and with Perfect
Pop as provider, we always get a minimum of quality.
This EP, containing five songs, is JFs second record. Their first, a full
length album was released on their own label last year, but they have matured
a lot since then. Sorry About The Noise is a record full of well-crafted songs
where the title track is a absolute stunner, a combination of 60's mod come
psych acts like Koobas and The Eyes and newer 60's influenced indie bands
like Apples In Stereo, all set in a great arrangement. There's even a short
bridge that could have been lifted straight from legendary Norwegian band Dream
in there. A place on a future "Rubble" compilation is hereby secured! But that's
not a "Rhodes organ" as stated in the press release...
The rest of the tracks are a little more anonymous but well worth checking out
(typical Perfect Pop Records (Norways equivalent to Elephant 6 Recordings?), so
to speak; not a million miles from The Time Lodgers. And where are they now, by
Perfect Pop CD only.
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