So let me tell you of French indie fabulists Lolito, because nobody seems to know about them apart from those who were lucky enough to see them Live in Leaf in Sound City 2013, and that’s criminal. When I bought the album from Flo (one of the lead singers) I didn’t know if it could capture the sheer energetic verve or dynamism that was their Live performance – boy was I wrong. Berline is reminiscent of the Teen Titans theme by Puffy Ayumi, and just makes you want to jump from rooftop to rooftop in pursuit of masked villains, Bastrd focuses on confronting a friend about a relationship with the ridiculously catchy chorus “your relationships dumb, your relationships dumb, your relationships, dumb, dumb” (or at least I think that’s what they’re singing, as the lyrics aren’t exactly available anywhere and are sung half in French half in English – ah well! From here on in, you’ll have to just rely on my meandering impressions of what I think the band sung), and tracks like Annette’s Skirt and Spacione are equally frenetic, catchy, guitar driven indie pop that will appeal to you if you like the quirky and eccentric, like myself. In a world of manufactured, unimaginative shit, Lolito are like a breath of fresh air on a newly terraformed planet.
Monthly music columnist for the Kirkby Extra, sometimes article writer for Get Into This. Freelance writer/artist/maker.