Monday, June 21, 2010

Review: Fast Forward The World Cup Goes Indie

Fast Forward The World Cup Goes Indie: is a mammoth 32 track collection of songs- a third of which are by Irish bands-representing each country in the world cup from Indiecater Records. Londoners Cop On The Edge Bafana Bafana hits the comedic heights of 90's jesters David Devant and his Spirit Wife. Uruguay by Showstar is infectious breezy summer indie pop. While The Very Most from Boise, Idaho; deliver a fantastic mix of the Mamas and the Papas meets Nada Surf for their ode to France. The sptly titled Irlande is a fantastic kick in the teeth for le cheats.

Sligo's Pearse McGloughlin's haunting piano ballad Jongmyo Shrine will probably do South Korea more proud than their football team. Sleep Good's Australia is a cool chilled out lo-fi electronica. Of the many instrumentals Dubliner Goatboy's Japanese City Nights wins by at least four nil; with its mix of cool synth stabs and hooky bass line. Utah's Adam and Darcie's ode to New Zealand Aotearoa is a quirky shoegazing dance with Darcie's vocals sweet ans sensual its a stand out cross between Sonic Youth and She & Him.

Unfortunately its not all good news; with the likes of Standard Fare, The Dirty 9's and At Last An Atlas bringing paltry returns for Mexico, Argentina and Greece. Some bands attempts to be funny were unfortunately just that, attempts to be funny. While others like Harry Bird struggled to get out of neutral.However Fast Forward The World Cup Goes Indie: is a valiant original move by Dublin based Indiecater Records furthermore the album has a retail download price of only €5 and a memory stick retail price of only €10 including worldwide postage and is well worth a punt for less than the price of a pint in Whelan's.

The album is available to buy and listen to at

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