Club Kuru are modest and groovy outfit who construct their bubbly jams in their homemade north London studio. They describe their sound as “psychedelic crooner music” and their new release ‘Waiting At The Corner’ certainly seems true to this self-reflection.
It’s always good to see self-made musicians making their way through their career with new releases. Originally the five-piece was Laurie Erskine’s (vocals/keyboard) solo project, but now the group has bloomed, and is apparent in rich sun-bleached instrumentation that washes over ‘Waiting At The Corner’. ‘Giving In’, the premier release from the album reads very much like a Gold Celeste/Tame Impala record, with heavy synth influences and soaring vocal tracks. Line Of Best Fit Magazine described the track as “a slick tune that lurks somewhere between Mac DeMarco and Frank Ocean, offering dislocation from reality and shivering intimacy.” It’s hard to see where these two comparisons come from, but it’s certainly true that the EP as a whole is glossy in its mastering and keeps up a steady but groovy pace throughout.
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A highlight of ‘Waiting In The Corner’ is ‘Ribbons’, a slow meander of a track that feels like the swaying motion of the palm trees in Santa Monica. Heavily pedalled guitars make up the bread and butter of the track, guiding ethereal vocal tracks along with it. With droopy drum lines throughout and a neon-soaked basement sound, ‘Waiting In The Corner’ is a full and rich introduction to spring time.
Club Kuru’s ‘Waiting At The Corner’ is available now via Believe Recordings.