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Boomkat Product Review:
Here at last is the debut album from curious psych-folk supergroup Erland And The Carnival, whose line-up features the titular Erland Cooper alongside former Verve guitarist (and The Good, The Bad & The Queen member) Simon Tong and drummer/engineer David Nock, who's best known for his work alongside Sir Paul McCartney on his Fireman project. Previous single 'Trouble In Mind' seems to get better with every listen, and you'll no doubt be glad to have its melody lodged in your skull for a while The band are similarly adept at rendering traditional Scottish and English folk tunes in a more contemporary format - updating them at least as far as the 1970s. The waltzing fairground feel of 'Tramps And Hawkers' works well, as does the excellent opener 'Love Is A Killing Thing', and the covers keep on coming, with the inclusion of 'My Name Is Carnival', the Jackson C. Frank song from which the band derive their name. There's still a wealth of original material on offer, but the old folk songs manage to bridge a gap between the contemporary pop world and the more psychedelic, vehemently old fashioned qualities at play, with shades of the old Canterbury scene coming through during the epic analogue synth blasts of 'Disturbed This Morning'. Perhaps more than anything else, comparisons to The Coral seem to be commonplace when talking about this band, and at times the similarities are startling - running through the likes of 'You Don't Have To Be Lonely' and 'Everything Came Too Easy', but between the clever mock-vintage arrangements and Cooper's distinctive delivery there's plenty here to distinguish E&TC from their British psychedelic pop peers.