“I hope youse enjoy my song. I still do, mainly because Mei Saraswarti sung throughout, like a boss. Alejandro Crawford made the video clip, also like a boss. To them I am thankful. To you also. Very, very muchly.’
Says Nicholas Allbrook (also known as Nick Allbrook and before that, Paisley Adams) of his newly released single ‘100 k’s ’round Carmel’. Akin to ‘Whispers of Beauty’, his other released song from his just-announced forthcoming album; Allbrook’s second offering sports a similarly rough, vaguely melodic brick wall of noise with his distinctive shriek and crashing symbols both emerging as prominent features.
The album is set to come out on September 5th through Spinning Top Records, and will be titled Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna. Whatever the album title is referring to, it’s reminiscent of Beard, Wives, Denim, the fourth album by Pond – who are, yes, fronted by Allbrook. Similarly similar to something by Pond is the seemingly Kahootz-inspired music video for the new single, which stars an array of psychedelic television men of which one is Allbrook (on a screen). This is strikingly reminiscent of the music video for ‘Fantastic Explosion Of Time’ – the opening track from Beard, Wives, Denim.
In other words, ‘100 k’s ’round Carmel’ is sort of like a Pond song gone awry.