The 22nd of September, as you know all too yawnsomely well, is the 114th anniversary of Italo Marchiony’s being granted a patent for the ice cream cone, therefore it is no mere coincidence that mention of this porta-pud is made in the chorus of ‘Whistles & Bells’, the lickable opener of Babylon Squeak’s new e-lease, ‘Zen Joints’.
The filling of their sonic sarnie is ‘Tuppenny Blues’, a philatelically laid-back rumination on obsession. Musically, it’s what the American president – whose name momentarily escapes us – would label “fake blues”. He’s not Alt-Wrong.
Supporting these gut-busters is a slice of electro-popsicle: ‘R&R’ is the Squeak’s hum-age to Ron & Russell Mael – a.k.a. Sparks, a group perfectly named since they’ve been consistently brilliant for nigh on 50 years.
There you have it: Three juicy morsels to get your hips gyrating and lips salivating. No-fat hi-fibre yumminess, guaranteed to thaw your frozen joints this Autumn, available only on Bandcamp.
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