07 August 2012

Pop Gems: Papas Fritas

Papas Fritas - Papas Fritas (1995) / Helioself (1997)

Three non-ironic scruffs present simple, unadulterated pop with an appreciation for Sixties and Seventies sunshine – with cheesiness relatively restrained (unless you watch the videos). The songs come off a little light sometimes, but they deploy masterful repetition and surprisingly tight arrangements. It helps that the band is not afraid to write a killer bass line or to toss off a feedback-drenched solo when necessary. I am enjoying their sunshine on this cold Cape Town evening.

"Afterall" from Papas Fritas
"Hey Hey You Say" from Helioself

"Holiday" from Papas Fritas

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