Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

BITTER:SWEET / Drama [2008]

Trip-hop duo Bitter:sweet are a bit of a lone-wolf in their genre. Upbeat and toe-tappingly delightful, they'll have a problem attracting fans of Massive Attack or Portishead.
Taking healthy dips into 60's lounge music, Bitter:sweet is reminiscent of The Supreme Beings Of Leisure, only having more fun than they ever did. Shana Halligan's kittenish vampy vocals echo that of Beth Gibbons, except Halligan isn't too shy to let her sexuality shine.
The songs don't really leave a lasting impression but are incredibly enjoyable while they last. Fun, catchy and sugar-sweet.

3 lipstick jungles out of 5

Songs Of Note: The Bomb; Trouble

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