Monday, 13 October 2008

New Music: Brazilian Girls

Helen Of Troy… reserves the right to call Brazilian Girls new, even if they’re on their third album, because we’ve only just heard of them. The New York trio may have been gigging and releasing Stateside for some time now, but to our knowledge, they’ve not yet broken over here, which is a crying shame as they’re frikkin’ awesome.

If you’re looking for a dose of delightfully spritely electro-pop, you need look no further. Current single Good Time is an infectious, smile-inducing shouty joy, replete with dumb-as-fuck lyrics, a Breeders-esque bassline and playschool synth accompaniment. Helen Of Troy… currently spends more time than is healthy trying to copy their ace accents.

Sabina Sciubba, Didi Gutman and Aaron Johnston are more than just one-track electro ponies, however. Tracks like Berlin, which has a delightfully sleazy Weimar cabaret feel, show the myriad diverse influences of the achingly cool trio, who blend decadent European eclecticism and scuzzy New York chic.

6 comments:

Ben said...

and would you dare play them at 'peaktime'? Or would the baying crowd just want Madonna!

Helen of... said...

I'd like to think we would - unless of course you got there first ;p
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Thom said...

That is sooooooooo strange. I had literally just downloaded 'Losing Myself' to see if they were any good, put it on and thought I would head over to my favourite lady music blog to see what you kids were up too and what's this I see?

Helen of... said...

You called us kids :D

Have you listened to Good Time yet?
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Thom said...

Why flattery gets me everywhere.

Of course I did, I was dancing around my room to it until late last night. Now I'm superly tired at work. I might plunge in and download the album tonight (of course I'll buy it at a later date...)

Helen of... said...

Cool, let us know what you think.
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