Roberts & Lord to release ‘Eponymous’ debut, reveal mp3 and video
aaamusic | On 21, Aug 2011
“oblique,” the new single, is now available here:
A supercombo team-up between Simon Lord (of Simian) and Rafter Roberts, the Roberts and Lord duo present their Asthmatic Kitty debut Eponymous!Roberts’ rough and grimy (yet complexly arranged) analogue backing tracks paired with Lord’s clean, digitally-recorded vocals, gives these songs a tricky kind of depth that is immediately engaging. This effortless juxtaposition reigns throughout these 35 some-odd minutes.
Influenced by nonsense verse poets like Ivor Cutler and Edward Lear, Lord gives us a simple, light-hearted return to innocence, a goodly love for good love, the capital F feel-goodness compressed into a chorus, the sweaty exuberance of a solid dance party with all your friends around you.