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Grand Prix '86
Everybody's dancing / Lights in your eyes

Article written by Mary B - Jan 20, 2007

We’ll forgo the fact that on their website they think that size ten t-shirts are ‘large’ for girls (rolling eyes) because merchandise sizing aside, Grand Prix ‘86 have got enough talent in them, on the evidence of this debut single, to set this girl’s heart slightly racing. The old Casio keyboard is back with a vengeance in the music world at present and Grand Prix ‘86 are a fine example of why it should be. Throw in a drum kit and ‘pleasing’ vocals and we have ourselves a working formula if ‘indie/pop to dance to’ is your bag. Of the two tracks on offer here, from this Norwich 3 piece, Lights in your eyes is the more appealing one to my ears. I am a sucker for repetitive lyrics when they jig in perfect time to the tune and this is exactly what Lights in your eyes does. They could give Paul McKenna a tip or two in the field of hypnotism, for this track does just that, hypnotise. If the 2 minutes and 15 seconds track leaves you wanting more there is a respectable remix of it by David E Sugar on here for your enjoyment.

Everybody’s dancing has a 'summery' feel to it and only the hearts of the most callous will not find their toes tapping to its sound. The lyrics are simple and yet engaging (‘He plays the drums in time. He makes the words all rhyme’). It’s not going to win them the Ivor Novello award but it is a welcome break from my exposure to ‘complicated riddles’ that pass for musical scribing. With words like ‘The Beach Boys’ and ‘budget pop’ littering their press release and if radio support grows for them, they have the potential to become one of the sounds of the summer. They say that they are ‘from the school of pop, so Gene Simmons can fuck right off.’ I say that I would wear one of their t-shirts with pride but I’ve got about as much chance of fitting into one as Gene Simmons has of liking Grand Prix ‘86…

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