The James brothers bring the splendour of sunshine pop back to life in their project called The Death Of Pop.

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The Death Of Pop, perfect sunshine pop from the South coast of England

The brothers Angus and Oliver James came out into the open with their project The Death Of Pop in 2013 releasing the EP “Hang”. They play a sunshine-pop with psychedelic influences, made of fast-paced jangly sharp guitars and melodies that reverberate in the soft air of lost and dismal summers.

From that moment on, the prolific duo from the South coast of England didn’t stop and kept on writing and producing their music with dedication and brilliance, notching up a large number of singles, EPs, and studio albums, in a continuous and unstoppable flow where the brilliant and feverish artistic streak is best expressed, as well as a peculiar ability in arranging tracks that are capable of taking on a unique appeal, thanks to a very personal touch and a mastery as much as rare.

Those who loved bands like the XTC, genres as dream-pop, paisley underground, but also Ariel Pink’s weird-pop, will find – in the stream of tracks produced for the single – what they were looking for: dreamy atmospheres and episodes where the level is always high and full of interesting suggestions.

In June “The House That We Built” will be released, a song that, from the very first seconds, recalls the decadent and fascinating bossa nova of Bertrand Burgalat, harmonic textures that are capable of taking the listener to another dimension, with visionary choirs and unusual atmospheres, inside a lounge music that can flirt with an enigmatic dark side, which seems to be hiding somewhere.

A perfect easy-listening for “Once Good”, a funky track that Alan Parson would have liked, where pop (pronounced dead in the project’s name) is reborn in a catchy refrain with a perfect chord progression and – as a phoenix reborn from ashes – we can do nothing but admire its flight, just in case.

N.D.

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