Surfacing: The Cordelier Club

on Monday, December 13, 2010
Words: Saam Das

Lately, I've been really into synth pop outfits like The Good Natured and Run Toto Run - the latter of whom unleashed an ace new video of 'This Is A Lull' this weekend, also available for free download. The Cordelier Club are another band dabbling in synth pop that have grabbed my attention even though they operate more at the unashamedly pop end of the spectrum.

The band comprise of sibling duo Richard and Alice Smith, who are originally from Cambridge, supposedly the "spiritual home of psychedelic pop". Having visited the city on many a weekend in my youth to visit pals and girlpals, I never really noticed any strong affection with psychedelia. I clearly missed out. Indeed, Syd Barrett used to live in the area, often spotted by Richard and Alice during their childhood.

Judging from debut single 'Don't Let It Go By', The Cordelier Club aren't really going for a psychedelic vibe, instead opting for a throwback pop feel chock full of infectious melodies and hooks. Endearing and bewitching. Download the b-side for free here.

STREAM: The Cordelier Club - Don't Let It Go By

'Don't Let It Go By' was released on December 6th, and can be purchased on iTunes UK or iTunes US.

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