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Soft Hair: Soft Hair review – Connan Mockasin and LA Priest do icky sex-pop
Published in Guardian on 2016-10-27T21:30:33+00:00
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Soft Hair: Soft Hair review – Connan Mockasin and LA Priest do icky sex-pop
Published in Guardian on 2016-10-27T21:30:33+00:00

Connan Mockasin and LA Priest make some of the most peculiar modern-day pop-funk, and so a collaboration was always going to be oddball. Together, they present an Iggy and Bowie-ish pairing, except with trembling falsetto, dolphin mating sounds and rippling electronic effects. But its unclear whether they are sending up macho male sexuality by contrasting pervy lyrics with their wimpy bare chests and luscious locks, or just using their weirdos, us! image as an excuse to be a bit Bloodhound Gang. Relaxed Lizard sets out their stall with slippery psychedelic pop, as Mockasin rebuffs a younger love interest (Id love to fuck you but Im older ).

In Love is their answer to Iggys Tiny Girls, its submerged sax not quite matching Bowies arrangement, but the lyrics about fancying Japanese/Chinese girls living up to its grim message. Lying Has to Stop strikes a better balance, where silly tales of babes and wine and how theyll never touch your bum meet loopy synths, cooing and groovy underwater whammy effects. Delightfully weird and yet unmistakably icky.