12th October | Louisiana
Bradford on Avon’s Wasuremono have been a presence for quite some time. This January, they released their first full album, Something Left Behind, again showing their penchant for singing about animals, with last year’s single ‘For All The Bears,’ the video for which featured a DJing badger – can’t go wrong with one of those. The music is populated with Peter Gabriel’s weapon of the choice, the Linn Drum computer. This seasons the music with a refreshing 80s dream-pop feel, but with a post-punk edge, as the sparse plucky bass invokes a slight surf-rock era Pixies.
The gentle fuzz within the wall of sound gives them a slightly magical frosted texture as it is nonchalantly applied. Although feeling rather frivolous, there is a playfully sinister touch buried close to the surface in a Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) way. A favourite on BBC Introducing with Steve Lamacq, their recent single, ‘England’s Slave,’ explores how a diverse youth grow up discovering cultural cross-overs nationally while connecting with others around the world; all in a Jesus and Mary Chain retro-synth-sounding way with a delightful fluttering vocal melody.
They’ve recently supported The Flaming Lips. They’re about to go out in support of Phosphorescent at venues like The Brudenell Social Club and Shepherd’s Bush Empire, but you can have their full headline set in the intimate surrounds of The Louisiana on Friday night.
See the video for ‘For All The Bears’ (feat. aforementioned badger) here: