Fair Ohs – 'Jungle Cats' album review
The second album by the London trio grabs good-time music from all over the world
Fri May 24 2013
Fair Ohs – 'Jungle Cats'
- Rated as: 4/5
You can almost tell just by listening to London three-piece Fair Ohs that they’re a laid back, summer-loving bunch who favour shorts and beards. Their second album ‘Jungle Cats’ grabs sun-drenched, good-time music from all over the world: Afrobeat, psych and garage rock, Talking Heads-style punk-funk, upbeat hardcore and even Dinosaur Jr’s blissful noise-rock.
It could be a mess, but thanks to the immediacy of live recording – and despite a short attention span that breaks off some of the best grooves way too quickly – it all comes together nicely. Album highlight ‘Panama Red Jets’ is in the running for summer anthem of 2013, and ‘Cayman Brac’ sounds like what would have happened if a scratchy ’80s post-punk group had had access to a whole load of African music blogs. Listen in a single sitting and it’ll all but give you sunstroke.
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