Belgian indie bands of note may not come along too often but when they do tend to be pretty special. Deus should occupy at least a CD’s worth of space in your living area for the ramshackle genius that was their debut ‘Worse Case Scenario’. Equally impressive if perhaps a tad more immediate on the ears are Brussels based Girls in Hawaii. While much of their sophomore ‘Plan Your Escape’ struggles to match the incandescent glory of opening track ‘This Farm Will End Up In Fire’ it is nonetheless a rewarding listen. If you pleasure in the act of wallowing in Grandaddy like melancholia then this is something that should fit perfectly. But for me the Nada Surf at full melodic throttle (‘Hyperspace’) of ‘This Farm Will End Up In Fire’ is what I keep returning to. The funny thing is that that honeyed chorus really does take it’s time to unveil itself, a full 3 minutes in fact. When it does appear though you’ll shiver with delight, punch the air in appreciation and praise the Lord for priceless indie pop like this. KD
Girls In Hawaii – This Farm Will End Up In Fire
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Cheers Kev, these lads are playing Antwerp next Friday – might check ’em out.>>Tony.
Tell it how it goes Tony, love to hear that chorus in a live setting. I’d need a whiskey to calm me down.