Ok, it may not sustain those early thrills for its entirety but Electrelane’s ‘To The East’ is one mighty jaunt into the realms of sonic caviar. The all girl group from Brighton took to Berlin to write their new album ‘No Shouts No Calls’. Their stay coincided with the world cup and it’s influence can be heard on songs like ‘Five’. ‘To The East’ is the album’s lead track that initially cuts a distinct ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ jib until in strolls Emma Gaze’s frothy vocals and a haunted castle organ scene-stealer. The chiming chords are another essential ingredient to the song’s success, so much so that at a certain angle ‘To The East’ sounds like a lost Stereolab classic. Praise indeed but an indication of what Electrelane have been threatening to achieve for several years. KD
Electrelane – To The East
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