Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cheese People

Aye, Cheese People.
I mean, it's not as though most band names aren't ridiculous, so I think I can see past it...
Cheese People are a four-piece from Russia that play a mix of disco/punk with everything from funk to hip-hop flavor scattered throughout, elevated especially by catty lead singer Olya Chubarova. The band is often compared to Datarock or New Young Pony Club, though the band cites influence from bands like Prodigy, Gloria Gaynor, and Jamiroquai.

One of the more ambitious albums I've heard in a long time... Chubarova's vocals really skin the tracks inside and out with her impressive/quirky range.
The glam/pop might wear on smug listeners, but they'll be missing out on the quick-turns throughout the album like the grime/dance "Boombasters" or the mash-up wonderment of "Down and Down".

Fun album. This self-titled is the Japan release edition (which is the same with an included remix) from 2009. The band has another album coming this year.

Cheese People
mind the graves


griebs said...

this is super good. thanks for the turn-on..

lessMTVmoreTMV said...

no problem ;) --

if he/she is reading (sorry I deleted the email on accident!) thanks to whoever gave me the heads-up on this

don't be turned off by the cover art (cuz it's kinda lolz)...def a fun album with big sounds for being self-produced.