Album review

Intastella - Intastella Overdrive

Intastella, featuring ex-members of funk-punks Laugh and fronted by glamour-puss Stella Grundy, were slightly too late for baggy and, consequently, fell quickly. Yet their blissful astral funk was often closer to Andy Weatherall or One Dove, despite often being lumped together with nu-glam merchants World Of Twist. For all their meandering groove jams, the multi-faceted bleeps and wah-wah guitars are delicately interwoven. All that's missing are immediate pop thrills. A cover of Northern soul classic "The Night" and swan-song single "Soon We'll Fly", though, come close.

Rating: 3 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...