Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Gotta say on first listen this was definitley not my kind of music.
It is a global meltdown of French chanson, gypsy music, tango, some vague French-Pacific suggestions, upbeat Latin rhythms and a bit of art music thrown in. All from a band based in San Francisco.
It just sounded a bit too all-inclusive and cafe-friendly (missed anything, Rupa?) -- but then I gave it time.
I still hear a rather more chipper and light Six Volts in here (if you get that New Zealand reference) and styles are skimmed across emphasising surface enjoyment rather than depth -- but there is a place for such wine-toasting pleasures in life and these people offer that, and probably not much more.
They'd be hugely popular at a Womad is my guess.