Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Luxembourg Signal - Distant Drive (Shelflife)

That last post was the 666th on this blog since I started it at the beginning of 2009. So, onto a review of something outrageously satanic.

Not really. The Luxembourg Signal's debut seven inch is a piece of simply majestic pop music. With ex-members of Aberdeen, Fonda and Trembling Blue stars you'd expect nothing less, of course, but 'Distant Drive' really hits the spot.

This evokes memories of late-era Sarah Records output, and the insistent drum track makes it all the more urgent. Meanwhile, crystalline guitars spider in and out, up and down, around and about to hypnotise you in the sweetest of ways. It's a might statement of intent.

Over on the b-side 'Wishing Pool' takes things into a much darker direction, with muted vocals washed asunder by broad guitar sweeps and keyboards that have a definite post-punk edge. It all reminds me of those bright young things Night Flowers.

for a debut single, this is a remarkably confident release. A line in the sand has been drawn. Up to the Luxembourg Signal to wash it away with a wave of pop genius, eh?

Take a listen to 'Distant Drive' and fall in love for yourself.

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