Noisy Vertigo – Back In The Box
If you think that most lads out in France are making electronic music while consuming exorbitant amounts of filter-free cigarettes, you may be right. However, Noisy Vertigo is here to show that there’s more to come from the country whose music is generally associated with the finer things in life.
Clément Pévrier, the man behind the Noisy Vertigo moniker, is passionate about the one-two punch of punk. His music is also informed by the expressionist, troubled visions of the post-punk crowd.
The one place where Monsieur Pévrier does share few traits with his famous musically inclined countrymen is in terms of his record collection. Most of the best-known examples of great French musicians seem to filter through an enormous record collection. Similarly, Pévrier lists bands like The Libertines, Kasabian, and Weezer on his bio. And, it tells. The excitement of the music reveals a young man ready to dedicate himself to a life-long love affair with music.
Slow Walk – Sherlock Holmes Would know
Slow Walk are the wiseguy Brits with a plan and, judging by this single, little patience with the drab rock music being assembled in their own homeland as well as across the pond. They’re clever, self-assured, have a sense of humour, and a knack to pick up memorable melodies from their predecessors.
Sherlock Holmes would know sounds like the collaboration between the Strangles and John Cooper Clarke that none of them ever got around to doing. While other Brits are busy disguising their accents when singing, Slow Walk’s frontman is utilizing the same voice he uses to order beer, or shout at bad drivers.
There’s something refreshing about this lot. It’s like hearing a version of a joke that you’ve never quite heard before. At least not worded in the same way. It tickles the funny bones, jiggles the memory, and makes us anxious to hear more of what these limeys have got up their sleeve next.