France - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 8 - 06/20/97
Mary's Child coms from France. Ok. From Bordeaux exactly. And when they
were young they wanted to be rock stars. So at the age of 14, the four
youngsters decided they would not wait but just do it. Only a teenage dream
said the parents. 5 years later, they are still here, doing it for real.
Their violent noisy pop is inspired as much by Ash and Superchunk as by
Pavement or Sonic Youth. This is a point but they have developed their
sound and have been FAIR luareate (? - editor's note). Le Fair is a French award for young
bands, given every year to the most promising bands. It is also one of the
only awards that really focuses on music and good bands. But back to that
second mini CD. 6 titles to convince you. A follow up to Tong, produced by
Zed Smon (Baby Chaos) starting with the wonderfully happy Genialoide. A
kind of meeting between the Cure and Stereolab. That song is great! Flik
Flok is more punk pop. Saturated guitars, noisy background and melodies just
for you! Great!
Small, the third song, brings things down. Violins and sweet voice, for a
little melody. By the time you could get bored by that slow and sad song,
they kick back with Sandra Superfuck, back to a faster pace and better
noise. Easy Sugar an easy listening remix of their own song! Yes they
dared to do it!
Let's face it: Mary's Child are young, just starting their real carreer as
a band, still going to school, but they already seducted everybody, and are
ready to take the seats of a French Swervedriver! Yes indeed!
Copyright © 1997 Fred Guillemaut