Remember Ladyfuzz? Probably not eh? I do though – mainly through a performance at End of the Road Festival back in 2006. They weren’t great to be honest, but now something different, and dare I say much better, has arisen from the ashes in the shape of their former drummer Ben Esser. He’s now branched out on his own, using only his surname, to bring us something much poppier but no less self-consciously cool.
The song here is the forthcoming single I Love You, which is out as a 7 inch on Merok records next week, and comes across a bit like a vaudevillian Gnarls Barkley. It’s about love as you might expect, but Ben’s tongue seems firmly in his cheek as he sings “Love is deadly, like a fire in your kitchen”. Most of the best pop songs are about love and this is no exception. The other songs on the Esser myspace make it clear that he’s no one-trick pony either.
Download: Esser – I Love You
Pre-order the 7 inch from the Merok myspace, and no doubt you'll be able to buy it at your local quality record emporium once it's out. If you want hi-quality downloads, play.com (of all places) is where you need to go.