Moshi Moshi Singles Club Collection (2006 – 2008)

...a stable for new and emerging talent

Already renowned as a stable for new and emerging talent (hello Hot Chip) Moshi Moshi are set to stake a claim for immortality via their current roster.

The best of those are shoehorned onto this nifty compilation, moving from electro pop to twee acoustic anthems with childish glee. Openers Dananananakroyd set the tone with their over the top synth squealing – subtlety isn’t their strong point, but shifting asses onto the dancefloor is. As ever difficult to summarise, Moshi Moshi manage to bond together such disparate acts as Kate Nash and Friendly Fires, bonding obscure failures to radio-bound smash hits. Newcomers to the roster Late Of The Pier almost steal the show with their ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ meets Gary Numan debut seven inch “Bathroom Gurgle”, a triumph that is sure to have the word ‘seminal’ glued next to it. Understated gems The Wave Pictures demonstrate that self-effacing pop isn’t purely the realm of yanks such as Jonathon Richman, while elsewhere the synth laden soulful pop if Breakbot emerges with stars next to their name. Although merely a side project of the label, the cumulative effect is shattering – these band are single in name only, it’s only a matter of time before they’re snapped up.

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