Las Kellies: Suck This Tangerine (Fire/digital outlets)

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Las Kellies: Suck This Tangerine (Fire/digital outlets)

Elsewhere takes its self-imposed mandate to guide you elsewhere quite seriously, so here we introduce this Argentinean duo of Cecelia Kelly (guitars, bass, vocals) and Silvina Costa (drums, vocals).

Ramones-like all members past and present have use the surname Kelly – so they are Cici Kelly and Sil Kelly – and on this, their sixth album, they deliver up taut, likable if somewhat unambitious post-punk pop (in English).

Located somewhere between sultry Sixties girl-groups, the Members, Transvision Vamp, fuzzy indie-pop (this was recorded at home in Buenos Aires but sounds very sharp) and with excellent Feelies/Talking Heads percussion running parallel to the brittle and snapping guitar, this would certainly get a young festival crowd moving, especially if they thought they were hearing this style for the first time.

Touches of dub echo, early Eighties sonic and melodic minimalism of the UK kind, a snifter of hard rock (Weekdays) and . . .

Kind of band you might have seen at a Laneway and enjoyed but then forgotten about the following day.

Pity because there is certainly enough interesting things going on.

Check it out at Spotify here


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