Ducktails – 'The Flower Lane' album review

Read our 'The Flower Lane' album review and tell us what you think

0

Comments

Add +

Ducktails – 'The Flower Lane'

  • Rated as: 4/5

Matt Mondanile’s fourth album as Ducktails is nothing new. But then that’s largely the point. This indie scenester doesn’t need to change the world, he just wants to make joyful tunes that quickly disperse into the great, miasmic cloud of American rock and pop.

A lot on ‘The Flower Lane’ sounds like woozy karaoke covers of soft rock classics, or the jangly indie-pop of Mondanile’s other band, Real Estate. But, with strings and horns appearing, the tone here is richer, funkier and more playful. On ‘Planet Phrom’, Mondanile sings of ‘making love with my alien wife’. It may come across like an album made for stoners, but ‘The Flower Lane’ is for anyone with an imagination, for whom the familiar still holds some magical appeal.


Watch 'The Flower Lane' single video


Users say

0 comments

Listen to 'The Flower Lane' on Spotify:

Read the latest music features

Five things you didn’t know about Stormzy

The young grime star tells us about faith, poker and why everyone needs to shut up about Kanye already

Nadine Shah on ‘Fast Food’, sexism and London’s housing crisis

Her seductive second album could soon make Nadine Shah a household name – as long as she isn’t priced out of London first. We meet the outspoken Tynesider

Shamir on growing up punk in Vegas, Muppet fandom and knitting

The pop prince about to own 2015 discusses debut ‘Ratchet’ and more

The 10 best Courtney Barnett lyrics

We pick the best lines written so far by the great young Australian singer-songwriter

Read more Time Out music features