Friday, June 13, 2008

More White Williams, yeah

It’s been just over a week since White Williams was on here, but it’s worth doing another post, because in the time since the last one, I’ve acquired a copy of Joe Williams’ debut album Smoke, and it’s a total cracker.

It’s chock-full of echoey electro-pop goodness with nods to Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Prince, krautrock, that classic 80s synth sound and even a dash of glam rock. And although Lice in the Rainbow should satisfy those who like a bit of experimental pissing about, the rest of the album heads steadily in a pop direction, with the odd curveball thrown in. There are plenty of hummable tunes on here – In The Club and New Violence have been reverberating round my head all day, with no sign of stopping any time soon. This is a good thing.

Download: White Williams - In the Club
Download: White Williams - Headlines

Smoke is out now on Double Six records. Buy from Rough Trade or download (the US version, which has more tracks) from emusic.

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