Another day, another new band to introduce to music.co.uk, and I have to say you’re in for a treat with this one! Brighton based ‘Stars and Sons’ have just released their single ‘If It’s Good For Me’, which comes complete with a radio edit, and 3 remixes.
The radio edit is catchy and infectious right from the start, and although a slightly odd sound effect/instrumental break comes in at one point, the overall song is very strong. The vocalist(s) have a high range, the melody is strong, and the piano/pop base of their song is as ‘chaotic’ as their press material describes, but in a good way!
The CD continues with the remixes, the first of which was a very different electro/synth version of the song. This heavy club mix was followed by a more percussive mix from Twin Kings, and a mix from Blueskies which reminded me a bit of the attitude and vibe of Blur’s Brit Pop explosion. In the main the remixes didn’t really excite me, although I did enjoy the latter part of the Twin Kings version, thanks to the strong, and easy to listen to melody.
I think this four piece deserve to do well with their single though, and having read that their influences include (in the A’s) Abba, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Animal Collective, I think it’ll be interesting to hear the album when that’s released in the summer.