Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cool Iglu And Hartly


CALIFORNIAN five-piece Iglu And Hartly, the hitmen behind single In This City, are something of a odd mish mash.
On And Then Boom, keyboard players Jarvis Anderson and Sam Martin lead the group through a collection of new wave synth pop as '80s as Alf.
But then, as unexpected as Tears For Fears dropping a junglist beat, the ivory tinklers light the fuse of their debut LP by rapping over the top with a flow mixing equal parts Doseone and Eminem.
Luckily, like Neon Neon's Mercury Prize-nominated Stainless Style earlier this year, this unholy union of alternative hip hop and '80s pop is riotous fun, and hopefully this means And Then Boom will explode into the charts.

1 comment:

  1. With the benefit of hindsight, and quite a few more listens, I now recognise that And Then Boom fully rocks, and therefore this album is now officially rated 5/5.
    My apologies to Iglu And Hartly over this matter.


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