Who'd have thought we'd see the day: a welcome move to a major
Joy Zipper have a fine CV (tempting Kevin Shields from his
scores pretty high) but have had a lousy career: label problems,
releases, the whole thing.
So much for that. Having built the hype with You're So Good - on 7"
iTunes only - the hitherto-dubious Mercury bring us 1. It should,
crossed, make them famous. Joy Zipper have always had great tunes, but
now they were obscured by narcotic MBV ambience. The big change
new LP The Heartlight Set seems to be a sound that finally lets the
breathe - heavy bass and drums, but loose, live-sounding guitars and
"Lying naked in the sun, making eyes at everyone": not the kind of
I'd do, probably, but exactly the thing to soundtrack the summer. When
melody resolves, in all its two and a half minutes, to the
'one'-repeating final chorus, it's gorgeous. Major labels and obvious