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Track Of The Day #453: Velvet Morning – ‘Blue Jean Baby’

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There seems to be something of a psych revival happening at the moment, which inevitably means more bands of that style are appearing more frequently. So it’s always good to find an outfit like Velvet Morning who add their own stamp to the sounds that influence their work. Sure, on their debut EP ‘Velvet Moon’ you’ll hear a touch of the Jesus And Mary Chain here (‘She’s A Live Wire’) and Spacemen 3 there (‘Paranoia’), but this four piece led by vocalist/guitarist Samuel Jones are able to mix these familiar colours to create something of a new shade. On ‘Blue Jean Baby’ shades of The Stone Roses circa 1990 emerge within a delirious slow groove as a smooth funk beat provides a solid foundation for the mesmeric, fluid guitar lines. The six track EP was released earlier this week, and a full review is coming to this site over the next few days… 

 

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