Late Slip: I Love You (digital outlets)

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Late Slip: I Love You (digital outlets)

With a snappy retro-rock'n'roll-cum-rockabilly attitude beamed in from the Fifties on songs like I'll Be Okay (“thought he should be with me but he did not agree”) and Tidal Wave, New York's joyful Chelsea Nenni sounds like a whole lot of fun at parties where they play Wanda Jackson, the Ronettes and Brenda Lee.

She'd be on the dancefloor and grabbing the mike at karaoke, and you'd be cheering her on, especially when she pulls out the rockabilly-adjacent version of Blondie's Heart of Glass here.

So there's also another and more contemporary side to Nenni as on the yearning, low, walking mood of New York City (“take me home to New York City where they get me”) and the tortured title track which is an echo or two away from being a wall of sound Spector ballad.

With songs like those you suspect she was schooled on the Ramones as much as Brill Building pop and the Surfaris.

So here are eight short and snappy songs which aim to do little more than entertain and bring a smile, although Mind Your Business is a neat, early Sixties piece of feminist self-assertion (or something which fell off the soundtrack to Grease).

Mind Your Business
 

But today songs like these are in short supply, so we welcome Late Slip into our world . . . and at some volume.

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You can hear and buy this album at bandcamp here

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