Look Blue Go Purple – Still bewitched (Flying Nun Records, reissue)
In a way this is the sound of the past.
The mid 1980s.
Flying Nun Records.
A hazy but thrilling jangle.
A band of women.
Nostalgia can be beautiful.
But another way of looking at it (or listening to it) is that this is the sound of now.
Psychedelic pop with gauzy back of the room harmonies.
Without this the likes of Warpaint wouldn’t exist.
In the 80s they operated in a parallel world to The Pixies.
One where they used flutes.
A more democratic one, maybe.
The yang to the yin of The Chills.
That fed into all kinds of what was known as indie.
A wonderful uncaring looseness.
They also call it unselfconscious.
With some hard to pinpoint connection to The Go Betweens.
A glorious thing to sustain you in hard times.