Pikelet – ‘Weakest Link’

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Pikelet – ‘Weakest Link’ (mp3)

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Depsite released over a month ago, it’s taken me this long to post about Pikelet largely because I’ve struggles to pick a track worth highlighting above the others. Stem is one of the strongest local releases this year, mixing bedroom pop with more experimental idiosyncrasies and the odd middle-eastern diversion.

‘Weakest Link’ has probably best endured many a-listen. Although I definitely appreciate the less direct tracks on the album and think they greatly contribute to its overall effectiveness, it’s this pop tune, appearing in the album’s final third, that is always stuck in my head.

Evelyn Morris catchy harmonies muse on the subject inadequacy above little more than a driving 8-note bass line. Simple structure, cute lyrics and an irresistible vocal hook – ‘Weakest Link’ is a top tune pulled from a top album that I recommend you check out if you’ve not already.



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  1. Sean

    May 10, 2010 8:47 pm

    I saw Pikelet when they supported Dirty Projectors and honestly didn’t think much of them. Its always going to be difficult supporting such a dynamic and interesting band, but the music and songwriting was rather bland and just didn’t do anything for me.

    Listening to this track just confirms what I thought of the live show. It is not poorly written, far from it in fact, but it is the musical equivalent of a water cracker, vaguely filling but with no real flavour to speak of.



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