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Strawberry Whiplash
Stop, Look & Listen EP Matinee Recordings

Article written by Tom B - Jan 29, 2012

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Strawberry Whiplash is a (side?) project of Bubblegum Lemonade's Lawrence 'Laz' McCluskey which, whilst very similar in outlook, has a poppier edge thanks to the voice of vocalist and collaborator Sandra.

As the cover hints, Stop, Look and Listen is an ode to the 1960s, specifically girl groups and surf music. It's packed to the rafters with catchy melodies and is sweet as cherry pie. Just make sure you don't gorge yourself on the indiepop disco floors!

Flip over the delicious transparent red vinyl and you get two more excellent tracks. In The Blink Of An Eye is lovely swooning stuff which ends far too soon (is the title being ironic?) whilst final track Luck Is The Residue Of Design fast forwards two decades to 1980s Glasgow, being drenched in fuzzy pop inspired by the likes of the Shop Assistants, The Pastels and The Fizzbombs. Based on this corker of a 7" you can add Strawberry Whiplash to that roll call of fine bands.



Stop, Look and Listen is out now as a 7" on Matinee Recordings, limited to 500 copies, or from the usual digital outlets. An album, titled "Hits In The Car", will be out later this year.

Links:
http://matineerecordings.com/
http://www.myspace.com/strawberrywhiplash

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