J. Church har udgivet et utal af albums og har tourneret verden tynd i de sidste evigheder. Så snyd ikke dig selv for en på opleveren...
The je ne sais quoi fra det svenske er et af de nyeste skud på fra Det legendariske Coalition Records.
TJNSQ består af to unge drenge, en kvinde og en halvgammel mand som sammen forsøger at frigøre den musik, som gemmer sig i deres fælles underbevidsthed. Musik som reflekterer nattens asfalterede gader, festens slidte dansegulv, hvor hverdagens gråhed forsvinder og kanaliserer undergrundsbanens brølende støj ud i vores øregange. Eller med andre ord en sund blanding punkrock, blues og funk. Melodiøs, iørefaldende pop kombinerede med hypnotisk støjende kaos.
Er du stadig forvirret, må du nok hellere tjekke deres hjemmeside for lidt musik.
Som rosinen i pølseenden er også The very Job Agency på banen denne aften... Mere om dem senere.. Men godt, det er det.
Og hvad undergrundspressen skrev om J.Church...
Which leaves San Franciscans J Church (soon to be touring with J Mascis and J Pac - not), with the enviable task of completing the noise perfectionists' equation. We've had the short, screechy bit; we've had the bleaker, twisted element; now all we require is a slab of grinning, spinning, cheesy listening. Which J Church provide in abundance.
Another gut-thumping three-piece, the Churchies' cheeriness revolves around the portly singing guitarist Lance Hahn, who is laughing so much after two songs he can barely stand up, let alone sing. 'Tis he who has garnered the somewhat unfortunate description of 'A Filipino Black Francis'. And 'tis he who mashes his 'axe' through the punky drama that is new single Lama Temple and the spine-scrapingly brilliant Yellow, Blue And Green, which takes 'ardcore melodies into the realm of magnificently bruised beauty. And stuff.
They're warm, they're cuddly, they smile far too often for their own credibility, and yet they still manage to mangle some monstrously fine three-and-a-half minute fuck ups. "J Church are a good band!" yells one particularly enthusiastic continental punter come the close, and they aren't wrong. How do you Scooby Dü?..."
..Og om The Je Ne Sais Quoi..
"...These Swedes are the prefect Camp version of The International Noise Conspiracy. Were TINC wants to change the world; these guys are only about taking over the dance floor. Punkrock has lent a hand to funk as it jumped on board the party train. Reminding me of Jane’s Addiction, but having some great ideas of their own. It’s their debut full length, but it seems they have a prefect idea stuck in their heads of their sound. Weird and hypnotic, with some noisy chaos, but still catchy like your average disposable pop song. The sober layout of the booklet and cover are in contrast with the adventurous music. All in all it gave me the impression of “big city” music. Think about being in a penthouse in some major city around the world. 100 metres or more above street level. You see people walking around, cars driving, neon lights going on and off, and a lot of other movements. Imagine it has been put to music. Might give you a sense of restlessness, but you’re above it all. Comfortable on a couch with a cup of coffee. Makes you curious about the band’s sound? Yeah, well it should! Martijn Welzen .."