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Peach Kelly Pop: Peach Kelly Pop III (2015)

Peach Kelly Pop es el proyecto de Allie Hanlon, una chica medio canadiense medio estadounidense que factura un Bubblegum distorsionado de alto octanaje. Su música es altamente adictiva y fácilmente reconocible desde una primera escucha para cualquier buen aficionado.
Lo mejor: que no por ello deja de ser menos interesante ni menos deseable de conseguir y escuchar, lo cual deja en bastante buen lugar al sonido de Allie. PKP III es su último trabajo.

“(…)Lead single “Princess Castle 1987,” a chaotic and twinkly synth number, is a prime example of this more layered and highly caffeinated approach. But behind Peach Kelli Pop’s seemingly saccharine exterior, the band examines more serious, politicized topics. The unattainable “ideal” female body is a recurring theme on III, first spotted on “Shampoo.” Hanlon squints through stinging hair care products as she attempts to be “pure, perfect, clean…the best girl you’ve ever seen.” It’s Marina Abramović aggressively brushing her hair in “Art Must Be Beautiful; Artist Must be Beautiful,” set to a maniacal attack of melodic garage-rock.
The most poignant moments arrive near the middle of the record. On “Plastic Love,” the dream woman is one who is a “perfect 10, ageless, firm…You don’t need to hear her views/ She’ll always smile at you.” Hanlon’s cheery delivery belies her disdain for objectification, exuding an air of snark not unlike that of fellow West Coasters TacocaT on NVM. “Big Man” continues to condemn oppressive social norms, ending with an all-too-familiar scenario: “Tells what I can and cannot do/ Who my body belongs to/ Because I don’t seem to have a clue.” But before this sentiment has time to settle, the band launches into a cover of the Sailor Moon theme song. To some it might feel a bit out of place, but the cartoon heroine’s technicolor bravado is an apt choice for Hanlon’s sugar and spice aesthetic.
By the finale of III, the adrenaline rush has worn off. “Please Come Home” is a yearning ode to a departed companion that sways effortlessly through a bittersweet hook. In under twenty minutes, Peach Kelli Pop shifts from violent bubblegum pop to Shangri-Las style melodrama, yet Hanlon & Co. do so with such agility that you’d hardly notice the transition” (Paste Magazine)

19 septiembre, 2015 - Posted by | Peach Kelly Pop

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