THE BLUE VAN - Would You Change Your Life?

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Iceberg | Autor: JV

How rebellious can you be if you've already been commercially successful? The four young men from Denmark, who have named themselves after the transport vehicle with which the confused in their home country are driven to the nearest psychiatric clinic, defiantly give the underdogs on their fifth studio album on the punk cover. At home, they have often been found in higher chart positions. In the USA they like their distorted Sixties-/Seventies-Sound and have put their songs into series like Navy CIS, Royal Pains or 90210. And her song "There Goes My Love" was an advertising song for the iPad in 2010. Unimpressed by all this or just cheered on by it, the quartet clings to old qualities and tinkers with old-sounding sounds and elements from sixties pop and rock songs to something of their own, which often rocks like the Pretty Things, but also dares to play soulful sounds ("Stay") and is very often compatible with Jeans advertising. So the whole thing is a bit ambivalent. Or something for everyone.

Top track: Harder Than A Diamond

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