Knickers #2 - Baby, It's You

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On my 'Introducing' post on Knickers in early May I said basically how amazing they are so it's with some regret that I'm still yet to have my second live encounter with the band (their last show in June clashed with one of my own Beautiful Strange nights).

To tide me over there's been a great video to one of the tracks I covered last time, the lead track to their debut EP "My Baby's Just A Baby (But I Love Him So)", available to buy now on 7" via Elefant and also a new release via the House vs Home singles club which you can download for free at bandcamp right now, you'll be wanting to do that, both releases signal Knickers to be one of the most exciting, engaging indie-pop bands to emerge in my memory...

In the form of two covers, the lead track "Baby, It's You" (famous for versions by The Shirelle's and The Beatles amongst others) oozes with the same type of 'cool' and retro pop sheen that made their debut fresh and insanely addictive, jazzy horns and laid-back drums provide the clean, crisp melody while Sarah's gorgeous, swoonsome vocals literally melt your heart, in a world of abysmal cover versions this one is simply heavenly. The flip side, the French sung "Les Cactus" is an upbeat, jangly stomp led by catchy brass, organ and percussion, I'm not familiar with the Jacques Dutronc original but this funky little number is a guarantee to get you in the mood to jive the night away.