Saturday, September 09, 2006
CSS @ 93ft East
Last night we went to see Cansie De Ser Sexy's debut UK show. Along with Bonde Do Role, they are the current media darlings of the Brazilian '4th wave of Baile funk' movement according to the astute peeps at The Fader. After queing pointlessly for an hour we weren't in the the best mood but a few beers healed that fairly quickly. It didn't prepare for the sweaty scrum of people that also wanted to check out Sub-Pop's hippest signings. Eventually at 12.30 CSS bumbled on to the stage and apologised for the sound as one of their amps had blown up. Not a good start.
THIS IS WHAT I LIKED...
They knew that the late start and sound problems don't make Londoners very pleased but Lovefoxxx's childlike energy and enthusiasm came over nice.
The songs were Rapture-esque punky funk grooves that weren't exactly 'classic' but they had some drive.
They threw a hat made of loo roll into the crowd.
They swapped instruments a bit and looked like The Slit's geeky younger Brazilian sisters.
They draw the dots between Tropicalia experimentalism, Brazilian post punk, lo-fi sub pop indie and DFA/Rapture style punky funk grooves.
'Let's make love' is great.
THIS IS WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE...
Its very far from baile funk other than the shouty vocals.
They could do with some better songs.
The sound was shit.
Nevermind. I was too drunk to care.
CSS - Lets make love and listen to death form above ( spank rock remix)