Do you ever get the feeling that most bands and acts you listen to these days sound a bit monotonously serious?
Sure, our political situation as a country hasn’t been great for years, most people have been fucking worse off for a long time and now we have a global pandemic on our hands. So it sort of offers a little bit of sanity that there’s some out there attempting to be a little more lighthearted with their creativity – enter Blanketman.
‘Taking You With Me’ jests with the sort of off-kilter pop sardonicism that may not puncture the anxiety of their lyricism but playfully toys with their musicianship – wonky, pier-side synths riding spinning tea cups while fighting trill, funk-infused guitar, all in a very jovial, infectious manner. Yet all the while, Adam Hopper comes across a little more po-faced, overwhelmed by the future and determined to make the most of it while they can. It’s all provided with a dead-pan smirk, Hopper baulking in acknowledgement of the fact this may be trying times for society, but if you can’t laugh about you’ll just cry.
An engaging group refreshingly privy to a little self-awareness, Blanketman shouldn’t be taken for granted.
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