There’s a lazy breeze of nonchalance nuisance in the air as we drift from amicable summer prospects, to a late season of wasted good vibrations.
There doesn’t seem to be much going post-Solstice, but as blue skies turn slushy with the slightest hues of fuck this, and clouds form clusters of confusion whilst cliqueing against each other in the race against time and daylight saving, any dosage of vitamin vitality will do the job if it means we can hold on to our glow for a little while longer.
When seeds are the key to longevity, and it’s fruits the bloom of existence- taking nature’s greatest gift and presenting it expertly across a chopping board of aesthetic satisfaction, Amsterdam’s Global Charming know how to put on a spread.
Notably, a Soft Fruit is far from ideal when looking for something to chew on but here, vegetating within the lo-fi guzzle of post-punk development, it’s the tentatively chunky anatomy of ‘Soft Fruit’ which enables Global Charming to stain great slabs of wooden presentation- leaving marks of dissectible sentimentality across board, and a subtlety to be savoured, not disregarded.
Wipe down the facade and start preparations all over again, the mundane is far from tasteless when monotone morsels are to be served.
If Bodega’s ‘Shiny New Model’ were to be a literal, exemplar of sparkling inventiveness, it could very well manifest as this. A platter of platitude pluck, Soft Fruit whirs to its own bitten succulence with satiated success and routinely burgeoned confidence.
Global Charming’s debut album ‘Mediocre, Brutal’ is out 9th October via Subroutine Records.
Header Photo by Marc Elizabeth.
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