I’d never heard of Yeti Lane until I put this gig up on Brighton Noise, maybe because they are a ‘French Indie Band’. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not being disparaging to the French when I say this. It’s just that apart from at the Great Escape, I don’t really come across many French indie bands. Electro-disco-house, yes, psychedelic-indie-rock, no. Little did I know but both their albums have scored 8s and 9s out of 10 from the NME and Drowned in Sound.
Anyway, as I put the gig up on the site I searched for a track to link to and found Analog Wheel from their latest album, The Echo Show, and it blew me away. It’s like my favourite Chemical Brothers track, The Private Psychedelic Reel, reinvented by Grandaddy and it’s fantastic. Building in a cyclical manner (indeed, like a wheel), with retro sounding synths burbling away to an acid-infused orchestral climax, it’s really that good! The remainder of the album never quite hits the hights of the first track but doesn’t disappoint. It’s a brave decision to stick your best track first in any case, and what follows is great psych-pop with echo’s of Spacemen 3 and indeed Sophtware Slump era Grandaddy.
The Parision duo were once a trio when they recorded their eponymous first album in 2009. This was again a well received indie psych-pop affair and reminds me a touch of The Shins. Since becoming two they have gone down the ‘electronic route’ and all the better for it. Expect a blisteringly intense show that should be well suited to the dark confines of Sticky Mike’s.