When Emily and Jo of Love Bites join forces with Sian and Mike of the Braves, you can never get less than perfection. In The Hornet’s Nest of Unrequited Ambition that was 1960’s Vogue, the four-piece indie pop machine paints a series of peculiar lyrics and sunny folk melodies.
Baby Brave and the Love Bites opens the set with CockRoach, a record that infuses toe-tapping beats with highly infectious melodies reminiscent of Camera Obscura.
Thirsty seconds on 24 blues and you get images of a chill summer afternoon in the city. Saccharine female vocals play around as they tumble and slither down each note. A chorus that sounds like a round-nursery song splashes colors and energy all throughout the track.
Hedgehog slows things a sustaining guitar note, accompanied with hints of drums and hand clapping.
A personal favorite, Take Your Castle to Spain encapsulates the band’s sound. Press play and get lost in feverish beats, flute solos, and melting vocals.
In The Hornet’s Nest of Unrequited Ambition that was 1960’s Vogue, the band sparks up something magical that keeps the listener hooked from start to finish.
2. 24 Blues
4. Laisse Le Chick Habit
5. Take Your Castle to Spain