THE BEVIS FROND – ” Hold Your Horses “

Posted: September 8, 2021 in MUSIC

Pysch and indie rock cult legend Nick Saloman celebrates 35 years of The Bevis Frond with new album “Little Eden”. Much like Robert Pollard, Saloman’s well of catchy songs never seems to run dry, as you can hear on “Hold Your Horses.”

Set against the austerity of post-modernism, ‘Little Eden’The Bevis Frond’s new album glows with vintage McCartney-esque couplets; new single ‘My Own Hollywood’ is a stand-out melodic pop gem that perfectly captures the record.

‘Little Eden’  is a psychedelically-hewn panoramic take on modern Britain punctuated with pure pop melodies and beautifully-observed English melancholy that rekindles your love of music – from the harmonies that are oh-so Teenage Fanclub and Lemonheads, to the grunge and awe of Dinosaur Jr

This is an album that yearns for better days signposted by the brutalism of the housing estates that main man Nick Saloman photographed for the cover.

There’s perspective and retrospective tale-spinning where we wait “for the wonderful world to come” (‘Start Burning’), an imaginary future soundtracked by the spirit of Arthur Lee, brought into focus with witty wordplay (who else could dot in “sarcophagus” but a former Countdown champion?) on songs that are littered with spine tingling guitar breaks.

‘Little Eden’ glows with vintage McCartney-esque couplets before rolling out a chiming signature riff on ‘As I Lay Down To Die’ and adopting Jimi-like phrasing on ‘And Away We Go’.

“Harking back to the liberating songcraft of The Beatles, but with a jagged edge.” Classic Rock

A psychedelically-hewn panoramic take on brutalism Britain punctuated with pure pop melodies and beautifully-observed English melancholy.

This is an album that rekindles your love of music – from the harmonies that are oh-so Teenage Fanclub and Lemonheads, to the grunge and awe of Dinosaur Jr.

“Still mixing pop, punk and psych to giddy effect.” The Guardian

A brand new album from national treasures The Bevis Frond.

Releases September 10th, 2021

Comments
  1. Oh Man! Loooooove The Bevis Frond. But had also almost completely forgotten about Frond. (What would Dre say?)

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