Nudists With Really Big Heads – The Blunderbuss Press (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

 

10982338_371705549701594_1361136219034329084_oHow can you not be intrigued by a song with such a Bonzo Dog-esque moniker as that? It’s always going to win out over any earnest and meaningful offering with the words love or baby in its title. So a walk along the beach with an imaginary friend and an encounter with the titular Nudists and the aftershocks of such a meeting. Why not, if you have made it this far you have already come a certain way down the rabbit hole so why not accept the whole acid tripping narrative. Drink the potion, take the blue pill, wake up and find that it was all a cheese induced dream.

 

Musically we are on safer territory, a blend of Old World alt-folk and New World Americana that leaves a strange post-punk taste in the mouth. The whole thing spat at you with a certain amount of distain but balanced by some lovely reverbing and resonant guitar work bubbling underneath the melody line.

 

The single comes with a remix by Jonnie Common, which seems to wander off into its own strange psychedelic dream but then what did you expect?

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About Dave Franklin

Musician, scribbler, historian, gnostic, seeker of enlightenment, asker of the wrong questions, delver into the lost archives, fugitive from the law of averages, blogger, quantum spanner, left footed traveller, music journalist, zenarchist, freelance writer, reviewer and gemini. People have woken up to worse.
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