Eclectic though they may be, UK four-piece Late Of The Pier’s one constant is a penchant for heavy-handed sonic flourishes. You know, noodling hair metal riffs, face-melting synth lines and the like. Perhaps that’s why I find “Blueberry” the first single from their forthcoming “Blueberry Pie” (no relation to Strawberry Jam) such a revelation.
Out with the trapeze acts and circus noises and in with a sleepy half tempo plonker and lead singer Sam Eastgate in full croon mode. That is until the three minute mark. Then shit gets weird.
Late Of The Pier’s “Blueberry Pie” (Produced by Erol Alkan) is out now through Phantasy