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THE RECOMMENDER – NUMBER 95 – GRAFFITI 6

GRAFFITI 6

This three piece should have Skint Records clambering all over them, so familiar is their wonderful 90s, big beat, sunny disposition.  Like Kidda, and before him Fatboy Slim, there will at the very least be a career getting paid for soundtracking Vauxhaul and Bacardi adverts, so accessible, uplifting and instantly enjoyable is every one of their tracks.  Each one has ‘charting single’ written on the cover like one of those black adult warning signs.  It’s wonderfully planless music that rushes straight for your inner child, utterly fearless and carelessly happy.  The three piece are actually songwriter Jamie Scott and producer Tommy D, who join forces with a third member, who was seemingly brought on board to mainly work on their artwork (!).  Live they expand to a six piece and with the multitude of layers, vocals and clever production, it’s no wonder.  They’ve also cultivated a regular night at Brick Lane’s Vibe Bar, so perhaps head down there to soak up the courtyard’s summer nights, with them as your evening’s jukebox.  Indeed, they’ll probably have drinks deals on from the inevitable sponsors (ooh you cynic – ed).  They self-produce and are self-releasing their first EPs throughout 2010, following their initial 209 single, Stare Into The Sun.  Expect songs you will instantly adore, even though your inner-hipster will fight against it.  Inevitably your feet will give in and start to tap along and your mood will lift skywards. Resistance is indeed useless.  Burnt vocals fuzz over bouncing thumps and tambourine beats, with as many catchy hooks as a barbed wire, albeit with pink marshmallow barbs.  This is music that achieves something rather smart – a perfect design that seems effortless at every turn, so for this it has to be respected.  It walks you through the same inflatable theme park as Lemon Jelly, in both its clever, colourful construction and its childlike design, which is definitely no bad thing.  Plus your girlfriend will love it and those mates who just enjoy music, without knowing why, will also be unwittingly charmed.   (MB)

Find them here:         Myspace

Hear them here:        GRAFFITI 6 – STARE INTO THE SUN

Hear them here:         GRAFFITI 6 – STONE IN MY HEART

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