Pop Goes The Summer
The Good News
My Indiana Jones ‘Raiders of the Lost Archives’ quest to gather up golden nuggets, summer sweeties and snap crackle and pop tunes, has led me to possibly the hookiest band heard since Jellyfish – The Sonic Executive Sessions “Just 3 mates using some studio downtime to share their love for all things easy on the ear” is how they describe themselves – peddling peachy treats and marshmallow melters drizzled with hypnotic harmonies is how I’d describe them
The Bad News
There’s no record deal, Sonic Exec’s CDs or downloads available ( except for a cover of ‘Hello’ on the Jellyfish tribute album ‘Sensory Lullabies’)
The Happy Ending
But, being the thoroughly pleasant bunch of chaps they are, TSES have made one their tunes available for streaming right here – ’17 (over you)’, which spins and whips a pick ‘n’ mix blend of Beach Boys, Jellyfish, Ben Folds and late 70s singer songwriters like Andrew Gould and Gerard Kenny into a candyfloss confection of all things pop shaped and bubblegum coloured. Even good ol’ Willy Wonka couldn’t create treats as sweet as these.
The Sonic Executive Sessions ’17 (over you)’
I’d also recommend taste testing ‘Make Do’ featuring Alessi over at The Sonic Executive Sessions MySpace site.
The Sonic Executive Sessions ‘Hello’
TSES’s cover of unreleased an Jellyfish tune, recorded for ‘Sensory Lullabies’
The Quinn Martin Style Epilogue
I’ve been lending an ear to the Beach Boys ‘Holland’ and ‘Sunflower’ as suggested – ‘Sunflower’ is nosing ahead at the moment – mainly because of the ol’ blab and jabber on ‘Mount Vernon and Fairway’!