HULABOY / SAFE DISTANCE

SPLIT LP (EMOTIONAL RESPONSE)

HULABOY / SAFE DISTANCE - SPLIT LP 114052
Format:
1 LP
Release:
14.07.2017
Label:
EMOTIONAL RESPONSE
Kat.-Nr.:
114052
Barcode:
0720562545923
HULABOY is the celebration of a twenty|five year friendship between Stewart Anderson (Boyracer etc) and Eric M.

Stoess that continues to bear musical fruit. Straddled comfortably between UK and US pop sensibilities, (with a healthy pilfering from Postcard and Flying Nun records back catalog), Hulaboy's pop aesthetic comes alive with their 6 tracks on offer.

Album opener "The End" is a bittersweet pop charmer with hooks-a-plenty. Elsewhere "Part Time Goth" amusingly tells of the teenage Andersons' dabble into Goth culture.

THE SAFE DISTANCE is a transatlantic recording projecting that continues the Emotional Response good|time international underground vibe.

The band consists of Simon "Crayola" Williams (Sarandon, Crayola Summer, Great Leap Forward, A Witness etc) and Stewart Anderson.

The songs operate at the more muscle|y end of the c86 musical spectrum, inspired by Bog|Shed and Ron Johnson bands such as bIG fLAME etc al, but pushed through a melodic indie pop filter: sincere vocals, fuzz bass, sinewy guitars, and clashing drums.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE END
  • 1.2. SARAH TEEN IS BACK
  • 1.3. GOLDEN DAWN
  • 1.4. PART TIME GOTH
  • 1.5. WE ALL DRIVE ON
  • 1.6. HEDGEHOG EYES
  • 1.7. PRICKLY PEAR
  • 1.8. LAUGH
  • 1.9. SICKLY
  • 1.10. LATELY
  • 1.11. COMING OUT
  • 1.12. UNNEEDED