Northeast Party House – ‘Dusk’ (mp3)
Seems like the only way to get your band gazumped by college kids is to get your brood on the party circuit. Northeast Party House’s name has been tramp stamped onto every ounce of facebook party spam I’ve received in the last month. These type of invites won’t fuck off no matter how much you stab ‘no’ into your keyboard, so I thought I’d give them a chance.
Don’t let the steady progression of guitar (it’s all a bit too Two Weeks for my liking) or that sleepy stream of vocals fool you. That mellow, dreamy verse floats around as if it’s just been plucked out of Damon Albarn’s cerebral cortex. But just when I’m about to be transported into oblivion by that awesome hook that reeks of spandex and glitterati, those shrill synth fart noises start up and undermine all the goodness that was promised.
Yes, at times this track sits in your stomach a bit like a badly mixed jagerbomb and can’t make up it’s mind whether it wants to party or pass out. There’s probably a bunch of streetparty kids who will beat me into the ground with their strobe lights and smoke machines for dissing the fun.
In the meantime, Northeast Party House will be overtaking vacant houses and gig venues providing Saturday playtime to little girls donning nanna-chic and floppy haired boys who take pride in doing their shirts up to the top button. In the meantime, I’ll need a few beers and a blast from the smoke machine before I can adjust to all that fuzz and novelty print.