By Rebecca Herpin
When I first played Peach Peach in my cozy, holiday sodden living room, my young cousins stopped their bellyaching and started to boogie down. Upon listening to track three aloud, their father began to tango with his little ones, exclaiming, “Mila loves this song”. Peach Peach is a Berlin pop band that has recently released a new six track EP. The vocals and guitar are smooth and luscious sounding. It is clear that Peach Peach is a band that appeals to any age group or genre bracket.
Notable tracks from the EP include “Love to Stay” and “Bermuda Triangle”. One can truly get lost in Bermuda Triangle, as it quickly washes over you in an immersive wave. The playfulness of the guitar evokes a feeling similar to one felt while listening to the masterfulness of Santana. Particularly, “Love to Stay” is a lyricless tune that would function well as a beat to flow over; at least a 32 bar poetic rhyme could capitalize on the looseness of the drum percussions. The smooth jazz tonk of the song combines girly laughter, wind chimes and opens with the pop of what is presumably the Berlinese equivalent of Pabst Blue Ribbon (00:17). However, the briefness of the track makes it an excellent transition into “Sun Dried Tomatoes”.
Interestingly, the sound that Peach Peach produces is not unlike many American DIY pop-funk bands. Tiaras is a psychedelic pop band from San Francisco, whose sound is comparable to that of the emerging Peach Peach. Their new release, “Thought I Could Know”, has the same wavy beat as the fourth track, “Rouge”, from Peach Peach’s EP. It is truly wonderful to see soft-spoken global music trends that boldly introduce universal feels.
Check it out: http://peachpeach.bandcamp.com/releases