About as far from the cosmetic glow sticks and neon hoodies currently cluttering the hollow nu-rave scene as you can get, Landstrumm is an artist who has put in the years down at the nocturnal coalfac
Perhaps this is the point to backtrack a little.
The record is a sun-soaked slice of West Coast Californian pop.
“Do It Yourself”, according to Wikipedia, is a term “used by various communities that focus on people creating things for themselves without the aid of paid professionals”.
You may or may not be familiar with the UK’s new burgeoning Dubstep scene; the filthy two step bass sounds currently ricocheting from the nation’s innercity areas.
Likened to The Mamas and Papas and the summertime Beach Boys sounds of the late 1960s, The Magic Numbers’ initial song-writing efforts did capture the melodic euphoria of a west-coast American sound
“I’m tired of being sexy,” whined R ‘n’ B diva Beyonce a few years back, and as she was lacking a talented PR with a strip of gaffa or a well aimed staple gun, six creative Brazilians lurkin
It was probably inevitable that as soon as the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The Futureheads started making “music for girls to dance to”, the synths and day-glo would make a re-appearance eventual
Trace a line from The Police to Sun Ra via a menswear shop, Newcastle and the Big Chill and you’ll emerge through the looking glass into the bent, sun-blitzed world of Zero dB.