‘6 or 7 More’ by Cool Sounds is a blinding piece of jazzed up funk with a bass line so snaky it furrows deep into your mind and throws a party. A psychedelic one with many chemical additives. This is one of the most innovative and exciting tracks I’ve heard in a long time – many sonic layers and a euphoric build up that explodes between the ears. Added to this is a care free insouciance, a laid back aura that creates an exciting sound architecture. I am reminded of Ian Dury and the Blockheads (strong praise from me) with the arch sense of humour and the anarchic yet antithetically structured approach.
Cool Sounds’ pop supremo Dainis Lacey says –
The song is about constants in life and how our relationship changes to them. You perform the same songs over and over again and realise one day, hey I’m pretty different to when I wrote this. But as long as you’re having fun it doesn’t really matter. After a while whatever meaning it originally had has gone, but maybe that’s ok? I was listening to lots of The Clash and Jessie Ware at the time.
The result is a slice of ultra cool indie pop with a smart mind and itchy feet.
The accompanying video directed by Aidan McDonald is a bucolic pastoral performance piece with the band in full flight, filled with an incandescent joie de vivre:
The single comes of Cool Sounds’ new album ‘Like That’ which is out on 7 October on blue+green half/half vinyl and digital via Chapter, and available for pre-order now. Bandcamp physical pre-orders include great t-shirt and tote bag bundle options – see link below.