POZI – ” Slightly Shaking Cells “

Posted: December 1, 2022 in MUSIC

London’s trio Pozi have previously made arresting music – using only drums, bass, violin and voice — that rubs you like sandpaper, or at least that bit of sand in an oyster that ends up a pearl. On “Slightly Shaking Cells,” their first new music in a year, they are flirting with a friendlier approach that you could call danceable in an early-’80s postpunk kind of way. (Think The Slits or even Tom Tom Club.)  It’s still coming at you from Dutch angles, but the rhythms, bouncing in tandem with the violin and Rosa Brook’s vocals, is very enticing.

Pozi come steeped in the lineage of the very best weirdo British indie pop. The trio of drummer/vocalist Burroughs, violinist/vocalist Rosa Brook and bassist/vocalist Tom Jones have a skittish, restless, almost anxious energy. New track ‘Slightly Shaking Cells’ acknowledges the disappointment that comes with the realisation you are ageing, but counters this with the argument that time brings knowledge of your own mind. “This song is inspired by figures such as Boudica, Cleopatra and Xena the Warrior Princess, and the kind of immortality you can create through believing in your own strength.

The song then switches to someone admiring another person from afar, zooming into everyday existence away from matters of life and death.”

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