Track: Swimming Pool
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There’s so much sex in this track. From the rumbling synth bass and palm-muted guitar opening to Catherine Kelleher’s softcore imagery: goose bumps, hard nipples and, ahem, a storm that’s coming. The first taste of her forthcoming debut album reveals yet another side to Kelleher, who’s so far dabbled in bratty teen post-punk with Kiosk and indie-hop ala M.I.A/Macromantics (last year’s ‘Bad Move Baby’ single and her debut Anniversary EP). She’s found her niche here though, in slinky ’80s pop, the kind of stuff she probably danced around to as a kid with legwarmers and a side ponytail. The groove here is key, aided and abetted by cascading disco synths and funkified guitar. “This is for my body,” she sings in the chorus. It’s enough to make a grown man weak at the knees.
(There’s a sub 10-minute remix of this track floating around by a guy called Julian Mendelsohn, an old-school ’80s remixer who’s worked with the likes of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Pet Shop Boys. It emphasises atmosphere over punch, but is still worth tracking down.)
by Darren Levin