HELEN LOVE - Calm Down Dad (Limited edition orange 7" vinyl + free MP3 download)
01. Calm Down Dad
02. John Peel Roadshow
We’re in luck - HELEN LOVE are back! Our favorite bubblegum-disco-punk group is better than ever and they have a splendid collection of new songs that half the planet is going to go crazy over.
'Calm Down Dad' is the first advance single from album 'Stick It' - pure energy, catchy indie-punk-pop that talks about the differences between a father and his daughter. She wants to have fun, go out at night, sleep with a boy, dress up like a vampire without being looked at strangely at home, travel the world, try new things and even sing like Kate Nash, but with a more working class accent. Like a mix between JILTED JOHN and THE WAITRESSES, HELEN LOVE jump from punk to pop to indie, with realist, sarcastic and fun lyrics. The melodies are as sweet as candy, but orange flavoured candy that's as bittersweet as real life.
The single finishes with 2 fast-beat, punk-pop songs - 'John Peel Roadshow' talks about how to work up enough courage to give your demo to a radio show host (Helen Love were loved throughout their years by JOHN PEEL). 'Candeelips' closes the advance single with a sweet story about a boy with the sweetest and most desired lips in the neighborhood!!
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