Those on the west coast of America have had it too good for too long. Whilst they’ll always have the sun and the waves, by the looks of things they might not have the best slacker rock bands around for much longer. Whilst Y Niwl would probably have to wear dozens of layers to even think about surfing most of the the time thanks to the cold Welsh air, they should probably spare a thought for lo-fi two piece Luau. Their native Moscow may be renown for many things, but a carefree beach culture certainly isn’t one of them, but it would take much more than that to quieten their bombastic racket.
Just like their Welsh contemporaries, the tracks are purely and brilliantly instrumental, a wild gallop through the crashing of drums and psychedelic Beach Boys inspired guitar. However, rather than being laid back, the duo almost make their music combative and aggressive, like if Death From Above 1979 had been resentfully forced to stay together and make mute improvements on Surfer Blood songs. Either way, this is a lot better than MSTRKRFT, and a big improvement on the tonnes of musicians supposedly living the life that these fuzzy melodies are meant to represent.