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Zambri – w/Somebody

In brief: So I first caught up with New Yorkers Zambri last August with the funky, dancey Easier. That was one of my tracks of 2009, and as a result the first time I heard w/Somebody I was kind of unsure what to make of it. Wildly different, it represents a moodier, more organic guitar-driven sound. And it takes a few listens to work its magic. But wow, it is magic. A beautiful, almost Cocteaus-esque slow-burner that codas with an exquisite, aching refrain worthy of Robyn. My only caveat is that I hope this is a sign of their versatility, rather than a change in direction, as both sides of Zambri are equally appealing.
See also: Well, Easier, obviously. But here‘s a pretty decent reworking of w/Somebody that retains the original’s defining characteristics while adding a bit of dancefloor fun to the mix.

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Top 50 Singles 2009 (30-21)

Here comes part 3! Click back a few posts for parts 1 and 2. There’s a bit more obvious pop this time around, but a couple of tasty semi-obscurities and treats in there too. All good fun. 2009 has been a pretty good year in pop, I’m starting to think…

Numbers 30 to 21 are behind the clicK…

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Zambri – Easier

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Apologies for the lack of updates of late. Holidays and fun (and then work) have intervened. On the plus side, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do…

First up, this is basically AWESOME. Zambri are a sister-led five-piece from NYC who deal in loose, funky, but most of all synthy party music. This could all be accused of being a bit too cool for its own good if it wasn’t so utterly loveable and full of fun. It sounds a bit like the Gossip, if they were any good.

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