[record reviews: it's a love cult]
MORE BRILLIANT NORDIC PSYCHEDELIC POP.
IT'S A LOVE CULT
Review of It's a Love Cult taken from the
It took Soundtrack Of Our Lives three albums to break out of Scandinavia; Motorpsycho co-founders Snah Ryan (vocals, guitar) and Bent Saether (bass, harmonies) have reached their 12th release without recognition beyond Norway. Trondheim's beloved psychedelic-pop trio mirror Soundtrack Of Our Lives' baroque intentions, but softened with '70s West Coast dreaminess and '60s bubblegum zippiness. Less kaftan rock, then, more a grown-up Supergrass. Even their retro shapes Neverland is the song the Austin Powers soundtracks forgot rip along fine, while Custer's Last Stand sweetens their thrashier origins. A jazzy, sun-fried This Otherness, however, is where Motorpsycho come into their own not groundbreaking, but galvanising all the same.
Hear this: Live tracks at www.motorpsycho.fix.no/musicbox/
Burn this: This Otherness
Like this? Try this: Supergrass, Supergrass (Parlophone, 1999)