A word of advice: skip the first track.
If you don’t, you might not want to listen to the rest of the
record, and the rest of the record is okay.
Just… that first track, skip it! As for the rest of ‘Pleasure’ – the
debut album Hit
by Glaswegian Cramp-a-likes She’s Hit – it sounds a bit like S.C.U.M.
(minus the bowl-rattling vocal reverb), doing a series of Black Lips covers,
occasionally in the style of My Bloody Valentine
(particularly ‘Lustless’, which is all fuzz and bass
It’s vaguely post punk and slathered in garage, with a bit of something scuzzy and surfy thrown in; a combination of styles that are all too familiar at this point.
It’s almost unremarkable, really, but then there’s the vocals. This guy has
a mumbling groan not unlike the dude from Kings of Leon,
and that’s the factor that could make or break this record for you – if you avoid that awful first track.
Indeed, once he had the ‘idea’ of The Bullitts Amelia’s story and his plan of communicating it through
all the different mediums – he wanted to assemble a cast around him to fulfil his panoramic ambition.
Enter Lucy Lui (yes, the machete-wielding femme fatale who starred in Kill Bill and Charlie’s Angels), Jay Electronica (heralded by many as the most exciting new talent in hip-hop),
Idris Alba (the brooding English actor-turnedmegastar thanks to The Wire and American Gangster),
Tori Amos (the 90s warped-pop banshee who does not do collaborations), Roisin Murphy (from post Brit Pop nu disco types Moloko) and Mos Def
(we all know Mos Def).
There’s even speculative murmurs of Jay-Z singing, yes singing(!), on the album.
Something different is happening here, though.
These artists are not ringers in the same way a Mark Ronson or Dangermouse might round up an album of cold-call
These are fully paid-up, active members of The Bullitts ‘concept’. Jeymes Samuels’ Fantastic Seven.
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