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Wednesday, 9 September 2015


Strange things are happening in Nashville………Mixing up C86 style jangle with 60s influenced psychedelia, Hotel Me is the very cool debut EP from the ever so slightly twee Indie funsters/gently psychedelic Sunshine Popsters, The Esskays.
Full of melody and a vaguely shambolic Indie charm there are some great things going on here………..echoes from great 80s UK Indie Pop ripple through all of the six tracks on this EP especially the fantastic ‘C'est La Vie’ which has more than a hint of the Orange Juice/Aztec Camera releases on the legendry Postcard label. There is strong 60s jangle pop influence on many of the songs such as ‘@ Least It's A Beautiful Day’ and ‘Sister Mary’, however it’s on the epic ‘In Love’ where The Esskays fully channel that psychedelic 60s vibe. It’s a West Coast, Sunshine Pop throwback from the ‘Summer of Love’ and without a doubt the best track on the EP, a truly gorgeous tune and totally psychedelic. It’s a groovy little EP and tracks like ‘In Love’ hint of good things to come.

Also available to download from The Esskays Bandcamp page is The Moving Out Sessions, a collection of demos, outtakes and other odds ‘n’ sods left over from various recording/rehearsal sessions. There are also some really cool tunes on this album, although some of them are a bit rough and ready they are still well worth a listen.

Both Hotel Me and The Moving Out Sessions are available to download from Bandcamp at where The Moving Out Sessions is a “name your price” freebie. Go check ‘em out People.


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