Le Emu Tavern
A Country Supper With (Aktion Pact)
Every so often a lo-fi do-it-yourself nugget of pop, in the real sense, not the Cowell & Co misappropriation, arises, bringing with it a cheerfully uplifting aura. Liverpool-based Le Emu Tavern, with their brand new CD album, A Country Supper With remind us that music doesn’t always have to be taken too seriously, and that an integral part, often forgotten, is that music can and should be fun, with a capital F. A number of tracks within the dozen on offer come with cleverly worked lyrics that have hard-hitting observations woven throughout – albeit delivered in a pseudo almost cheerful manner, irrespective of subject matter. Good Dogs Never Die, Not Every Astronaut Comes Home and Money My Mum Hasn’t Got being just three examples.
Ste Fleming, writer and singer of those among others on this album, in another musical life, fronted cult DIY disco-punk outfit Holy Roman Empire, during which time his clever approach to lyrics won many accolades. Le Emu Tavern have so far released a trio of singles, while A Country Supper With is the band’s second long player, stripped down simple good old pop music with a lo-fi leaning, that nods vaguely in deference towards Carter USM, Abdoujaparov and similar non-industry backed outfits.
If you visit Le Emu Tavern’s Bandcamp site (address below), there are several tracks that can be accessed for free, in a sort of try before you buy offering. A Country Supper With Le Emu Tavern won’t change your life, but it’s highly likely to put a huge grin on your face and perhaps have an uplifting effect on your day. Proper pop music that actually comes with social and political observations delivered subliminally with a back to basics smile. More details from https://leemutavern.bandcamp.com/