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March 3, 2017
Put on the headphones. Turn up the volume. Hit ‘play’ and close your eyes. Let the groove fill your head. A little scrappy, a little edgy, and a whole lot of attitude. The Camerawalls are back with a new single, “Boys in the Backroom.”
When last we heard from these boys, they had embarked in the direction of lush, beautiful harmonies and visions of love in exotic lands with “Wanderlust” released in August of 2012. Lead singer Clem Castro’s vocals remain perfect, pure and precise as they were back then, but this time, there’s a no-nonsense mature coolness to his delivery that goes deeper than his shades and his rock-solid rhythm guitar. With a wickedly delightful descending chromatic chord progression, Castro’s guitar matches bassist Law Santiago’s hard-hitting foundation while new Camerawalls addition (but old high-school band mate to Castro who also played bass on his solo Dragonfly Collector album, “The World is Your Oyster”) Venj Gatmaitan’s wah-sounding guitar fills wanders unapologetically all over the riff. An electric organ completes the sound of the ‘60s on top of Bach Rudica’s crisp, creative drumming – The Stone Roses, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf – it’s the leather pants-wearing, motorcycle diaries, magic carpet ride side of those butterfly-collar-filled flower child years. Gone are the twee peg-legged hipster Camerawalls. This new sound is big baggy blues and full of business. Catch and count all the literary references you can just for fun, and linger over the lyrics and the sly mysteries they hide.
Listeners can expect to hear more from The Camerawalls along this vein (think The Stone Roses or The Charlatans) as they prepare to release a new album before the end of 2017.
February 11, 2017
Lilystars Records is pleased to present the new EP South Pacific from Belgian-based electro-pop trio Lomboy, now available in digital stores in the Philippines. Named for the Philippine fruit, the trio came together in Brussels in 2014, united by a mutual love of 1960’s, 70’s and 80‘s European and American-inspired Asian movie soundtracks. Dreamy and languid, Lomboy’s songs are little audio oeuvres d’art: paintings for the ears, but translating hopes, dreams, and emotions on a deeper level.
Lomboy first released the single “In the Chamber of Vanu” with Lilystars Records in September of 2014, and returns in 2017 with a five-song EP, “South Pacific,” also available on Cracki Records in France and Botanical House in Japan. The new collection calls to mind a 60’s film soundtrack with lush organs, tribal rhythms, surf and slide guitars. Inspired by old records from Asia, the soundtracks of Martin Denny and Italian and French cinema music of the same era, Lomboy’s music is a more intimate version of these, inviting the listener to daydream of faraway adventures and places in the wild.
Watch the promotional music video to the title track and single “South Pacific”
The EP’s first track “South Pacific,” calls to mind 60’s surfer pop and romantic movie soundtracks (but with a touch of space-age electronica) sending you back to a simpler time of sun and sand and relaxing waves of sound. “Dreams are all the Game” recalls an era of high school prom slow-dances complete with beehive hairdos and butt-bows. Serious theme with anthem-like keyboards setting the pace. Saxophone takes over. A bit of robotic electronic keyboard effects waver in and out to keep things modern. “Hello Hello” is purely psychedelic sixties meets science fiction. Finally “In the Chamber of Vanu” rounds out the collection with its love-scene movie soundtrack feel.
Lomboy is for listeners into European music inspired by Asian music that has been inspired by American music from the 60’s.
Listen to the full EP on Spotify
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More info about LOMBOY HERE.