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Reviewed by Bing Turkby

Gold Medal Famous: Deep In The Heart Of Saturday Night

Reviewed by Bing Turkby

Gold Medal Famous: Deep In The Heart Of Saturday Night

Described on their Bandcamp page as avant-garde pop, Gold Medal Famous manage to get slightly psychedelic here on tracks like Three, with twisty washes of synths. With many a synth-pop texture on show, the band also mix in organic sounds such as trombone and even koto. Hooking you in with electro-grooves, they then hit you in the face with straight-from-the-hip lyrics. In Zed Em the chorus liltingly urges ‘…expand the playlist… life’s too short to be boring.’ They certainly aren’t afraid to be upfront. This attitude of combining catchy tunes with hilarious lyrics will already be familiar to followers of band member Vorn Colgan‘s previous output under his other band name Vorn. Joining up here with Tamsin Grigg and Chris Wilson, two other eclectically talented multi-instrumentalists, that creativity gets multiplied by three. ‘Recorded while drinking at Vorn’s flats in Wellington during 2014 and 2015,’ as it says on the sleeve, the result is a retro electro-pop trip, 11 tracks delivered in short chunks of golden goodness.

Gold Medal Famous- Deep In The Heart Of Saturday Night (2015) by PowertoolRecords