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Lulu & The Lampshades
‘Clown Tit Fun’
Lulu & The Lampshades are a London folk-pop quartet practically gleaming with that ones-to-watch aura. They’re often compared to respected folk trio Peggy Sue (whom they’ll be supporting at the ICA on November 6th), and rightly so since they seem to make inspired, imaginative ramshackle folk cut from the same cloth as Rosa, Katy and Olly. Lulu & The Lampshades’ recent performance at The Autumn Equinox Music Fair had us in love after the first few opening bars, their raucous set completed with ukuleles, found objects, a suitcase doubling as a bass drum and lively, smoke-filled lead vocals from best friends Heloise and Luisa. They finished up with what we dubbed ‘The Cup Song’, an a cappella affair involving just two mugs and non-microphone aided harmonies; see it to believe it.
‘Clown Tit Fun’ is a good introduction to Lulu & The Lampshades’ affectionate, fun-filled style. Introduced with a spoken word piece, this number eventually launches into a jolly, frenetic shanty, replete with clever, notebook lyrics and rising/falling vocals that seem both melancholy and sunshine sweet. It’s impossible not to like them, and though they do sound very Peggy Sue inspired they retain their own unique charm. Keep an eye out for their upcoming single, ‘Feet To The Sky’ / ‘Rose Tint’, out on new imprint Voga Parochia this month (7″ on October 26th; digital on October 18th). MP3 after the jump.
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