What we say about My Huge Head...
Infectious meaningless first single which left a swathe of pop casualties repeatedly humming the mwa-oh mwa-oh electronic motif all the way home and jumping up and down like they just didn't care.
others have said about My Huge Head...
Play Louder (link)
and operating in thrillingly not overly dissimilar territory, we find
Girlinky releasing 'My Huge Head' on Dedear Records, and what an out-of-the-blue
glittery trinket of a thing it is. Hailing from both tips of the planet
(we know not exactly where, but such is life when dealing with littler
combos...), theirs is a bewitching marriage of well-chosen alt.reference
points from their respective homelands, splicing Feeder-styled universal
melodicism and Go-Betweens-esque chordal feng shui and sneaking in
both some Stars In Bob Mould's Eyes plaintiveness and flowery-skirted
damply glowing female vocals. You're right, it is as in possession
of a platinum-plated indie card as they come, but, unlike a still-disconcerting
amount of material emerging from the geetar underground, it's done
with intelligence, passionate ambition, and no little sense of style.
Worth the required hunt.
Penny Black (link)
group play ramshackle, rumbustious rock in the mode of Pavement and
Dinosaur Jr. The title track combines siren-style guitars and razor
sharp boy-girl harmonies with a surreal, wacky lyric about relationship
grief. 'My Umbrella', which finds Rob out of sorts and wanting to
hide from the world and especially his girlfriend, is equally offbeat.
The more brooding 'Midden', which has Sarah on vocals, meanwhile bounces
bubbling echoes of synthesiser against sudden injections of noisy
guitar. Far cleverer and more cohesive than its deliberately chaotic
sound at least initially implies, 'My Huge Head' is wry, witty highly
entertaining pop that grows with each new airing.
Rough Trade Shop (link)
second single from this fine Anglo-Antipodean four piece featuring
striking female vocals. Girlinky's brand of indie rock is steeped
in that classic eighties Aussie/New Zealand.
is increasingly hard to manage to follow what the majors companies
offer to us. In the case of Girlinky which could be very well on one
of them, one will say simply that their pop melody music to what to
make followers. But on the 3 titles "My Huge Head", "Umbrella"
and "Midden" it misses especially the personal leg. With
more work, this group will be able to offer a more significant and
personal music to us.