Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her – Red Talk

Label : Arrivederci Baby and Cherry Red Records
Release Date : Out Now
Website : www.cherryred.co.uk

Tracklisting

  • Sentimental Journey
  • Pink Soda
  • No Luck
  • A Shotgun and Me
  • Angel
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Chik Chik A.A.
  • Grapefruit
  • Asking For It
  • A Guitar for Me and Milk for Her
  • Count 0 Number 1
  • Psycho Melody
  • She
  • Sister Sister
  • 8
  • Mo’ Mo’ Gimi’ Mo’
  • As Long as We’re Together
  • If I Happen To Fall Down (In Your Arms)


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With a name like Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her it will come as no great surprise to hear that they are from Japan. They are two, Ahia Higurashi (vocals, guitar, piano and keyboards) and Nao Koyama (bass, keyboards, drums and backing vocals), and have been hailed as the greatest ever Japanese guitar band. Bizzarly, for a group more most easily described as ‘The Japanese Breeders‘, SSKHKH are proteg�s of Japans premiere knob twiddler and DJ Cornelius. Red Talk is the first release by SSKHKH outside Japan. It is a best of collection from their four previous albums.

They can veer from punk to pop to indie to electronica – sometimes in the same song, but the majority of these songs are indie punk wonders. They blend all these elements with skill and ease. If you didn’t know they were from Japan you would be forgiven for thinking they are veterans of the US college circuit or New York rockers.

It’s easy to see why they have been getting rave write ups recently. They are infectious, effortlessly cool and demand you to be listened to at full volume. There are stand out tracks like Angel, Chik Chik A.A. and Grapefruit could easily be from different groups but always work.

Courtney Love thinks they are great. Make of that what you will. I have to agree with her.

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