Sunday, 24 January 2016

QUEEN OF JEANS - EP REVIEW

Queen Of Jeans - Queen Of Jeans EP 
Queen Of Jeans - EP

Release Date: Out Now

Having only recently come across this laid back Philly bunch on their latest single, 'Dance (Get Off Your Ass'), it's delightful to receive a six track EP from Queen Of Jeans. The aforementioned single kicks things off in its own lazily beautiful style full of jangly guitars and dreamy vocals that you can't help but fall in love with. 'Pup' is up next and this is a real end of the evening slow dance as the guitars struggle to muster the energy to change chords and you hang on to your partner partly because you don't want the night to end and partly because you've drunk too much. The wonderfully titled 'Rollerdyke' kicks things up a notch with the kind of shimmy and shake that the  B52s had in their heyday before 'Won't You' gets all dreamy and ethereal on our asses again.

What Queen Of Jeans do wonderfully is blend the 'rules' of psyche rock with the melodies of pop and the work ethic of slacker indie to create the kind of music that you want to make breakfast in bed to with the hope of some warm morning sex to follow. 'Moody' has a darker tinge, however, and you could easily expect to hear this soundtrack the opening moments of a dialogue heavy bar scene between two central characters the night before the big plan plays out. The EP finishes up with 'Waffles & Mad Men' (a Philly version of Netflix and Chill, I can only assume) and they channel Best Coast, Tennis and a far mellower version of Sleigh Bells like pros. These guys are one big hook or song placement away from a breakthrough but they might just be too busy playing ping-pong and eating Doritos to notice if and when it happens.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/queenofjeansmusic/?fref=ts

Live Dates:

30th January - Kung Fu Necktie, Phildelphia
4th February - Pianos, New York
19th February - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia

20th February - Cake Shop, New York

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