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Upon first hearing the news that former Moldy Peach man Adam Green was teaming up with Bikini Shapiro, the singer with Strokes side-project Little Joy we were intrigued. Very intrigued in fact. Could the former madcap anti-folk hero and his new muse create some music of substance or would it be silly buggering about like that which Green has been known to dabble with in the past? We got our answer, or part of it at least, with debut single and free download 'Here I Am' which was classic sounding vintage pop. They set the bar high. Their eponymous album is now available and the reviews have been pretty good, although we've yet to hear it in full.
New single 'Just To Make Me Feel Good' is even better than the first, we'd maybe go as far as to call it one of the best singles of the year so far (yeah yeah, it's only January). The style and the combination of voices reminds us of two classic male/female vocal pairings, both of whom have mixed pop, soul and a hint of psychedelia. The first being Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (everyone seems to be trying to sound like Nancy at the moment) and the second being the more recent Faris Badwan and Rachel Zeffira collaboration Cat's Eyes. This pair are establishing themselves among some very high calibre partnerships, it could be a match made in heaven after all.
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