Le Emu Tav­ern

A Coun­try Sup­per With (Ak­tion Pact)

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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/

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