Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Song(s) of the Day # 962 Eerie Wanda

My new favourite Amsterdam based indie guitar band. Eerie Wanda's album from earlier this year, entitled Hum is a rare gem. Light, summery, melodic and thoughtful, meandering and constantly enchanting. The band are fronted by Croatian/Dutch frontwoman Marina Tadic who sets the tone but is ably supported by a sensitive and fluid three piece backing group. Comparisons with other bands are utterly redundant because the songs on the record stand bold and tall on their own. A splendid, creative entity. Listening through to Hum yesterday I felt slightly as if I was falling in love as the record progressed. Good albums do this to you.

Each song plays new tricks on you. It's difficult to pick out highlights because virtually every track tussles for attention. This may not be on the list of albums of the year on the big hitting publications when they come to be compiled in December but it damn well should be and will surely be on mine. This is a perfectly formed pop jewel. I've posted just three songs here but the other ten should be hunted down and the record adored in its entirety. Who says they don't make them like they used to? Eerie Wanda's Hum is living proof of the utter fallacy of this notion. Seek it out!

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