I support pop, I do. I want to bite Wrongkong’s heads off and see how they’re wired, because it’s only once in a while that “indie” bands manage to present us with neither the tortured artist poop or attempts at new, original, never-been-done-before “soundscapes”. And they’re always from Sweden or something. Sometimes it’s a case of fiat lux, fiat pop. I’m pretty sure I just made that up.
So here’s the “five-headed beast” named Wrongkong, with a perfectly good pop beat. They do not appear to have sold their inner underwear in the Faustian spirit, and their latest single is for a video (or vice-versa), My Dearest Enemy, which is a little bird that flew off their album, So Electric.
Get on your dancing shoes… or take them off for that matter. After a night of almost breakless boogie and a smidge of yeye last Friday at 1000fryd in Aalborg, Denmark, I feel inspired to spread the word. Dancing to music you haven’t ever heard before is strangely refreshing. So is dancing when you’re the only one on the dancefloor at 10 pm… when three-four hours later there’s just no more space from couples shakin’ it, and some twat spills beer on the dancefloor so there’s a largish square of space gone to waste.
Spirits were high nonetheless, thanks to all the old 45s spinning us around their plastic fingers. Love of Northern Soul renewed! Northern Soul encompasses all the soul artists (was that obvious?) that put out records in the 60s but got pushed aside or forgotten simply because there were so many of them trying to ride the same wave. For instance, if you listen to Curtis Mayfield, you should get acquainted with Terry Callier.
Here are some songs you can dance to in your bedroom:
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荒裕美・Yumi Arai – ルージュの伝言・Rouge no dengon
Arthur Verocai – Na Boca Do Sol
Breakestra – Dark clouds rain soul
Alice Russell – Got The Hunger? (J-Boogie Houston Remix)
Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
Triorganico – Ginga Carioca
Bülent Ortaçgil – Olmali Mi Olmamali Mi
Gnonnas Pedro & His Dadjes Band – DaDJe Von O Von Non
Cookin On 3 Burners – This Girl ft. Kylie Auldist
Natural Self – My Heart Beats Like A Drum ft. Elodie Rama
Lack of Afro – Closer To Me feat. Roxie Ray
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins – What More Can I Say (Top Chillin)
Kings of Convenience – Boat Behind
photo credits: “Safe” by Pink Thistle, reworked by me