Las Kellies - Friends And Lovers
‰ÛÏThere‰۪s still plenty of riot in these girls‰ Allmusic // ‰ÛÏFearsome levels of cool‰ Louder Than War // Following the release of ‰Û÷Total Exposure‰۪ the fiery Argentinian grrl group Las Kellies return with new album ‰Û÷Friends & Lovers‰۪. Inflected new wave post-punk blends garage-psych with infectiously deft dance beats and melodic pop. ‰Û÷Friends & Lovers‰۪ fuzzed-up gems sees them move away from the heavier dub sounds of their last record instead sinking their teeth into a groove like Thee Oh Sees with the spirit of ESG and Delta 5. Rupturing with dance floor classics like ‰Û÷Sugar Beat‰۪ and ‰Û÷I Don‰۪t Care‰۪, they effortlessly move into sun-soaked psych-pop tunes (‰Û÷Summer Breeze‰۪, ‰Û÷Sun Goes Down‰۪) with slow grooving honeyed tones, shimmering guitars and propulsive percussion. Produced by IvÌÁn Diaz Math̩ (credits include Lee ‰ÛÏScratch‰ Perry & Mad Professor), who‰۪s worked on their previous records.