Friday, June 19, 2009

Embed and breakfast man: Cocosuma

Their PR materials describe them as "Two Parts French Pop, One Part London Chanteuse", and given that their album title is inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off, you'll probably already have Cocosuma down as being a Saint Etienne-type affair.

And you'd be right. But that, of course, is no bad thing.

They've even recently swapped out their lead singer - Kacey out, Amanda in - much as the Saints did when they drafted Sarah Cracknell in. And that worked out well enough.

To be fair, although we're filing them under 'shiny new bands', they've actually managed to clock up four albums over eight years, and even lead the single for the new album came out back in 2007. It's more like they're having a more concerted attempt at getting people to notice. And round here, it's sort of working, at least.

Here's an example of what they do; this is Charlotte's On Fire: