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WOULD-BE-GOODS – The Morning After (Fortuna Pop!)

Posted: July 14th, 2005, by Simon Minter

A short (12 songs in under half an hour), sweet CD album, with clear, intelligent, well-spoken lyrics pushed to the fore, backed with richly melodic, simplistic guitar and some perky drumming. At times it verges on the jangly indie-pop side of pop music, with hints of Heavenly – perhaps due to the presence of Peter Momtchiloff on guitar. This pushes all of the right indie-pop buttons: lyrics with an introspective touch, touches of Nico’s vocal style, musical reminders of Francoise Hardy, even a song sung in French. Whilst it’s perfectly pleasant listening, it leaves me wanting slightly more bite, something to drag it out of the background. But I’m not suggesting that they jam in some power chords.

Fortuna Pop!

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


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