Jaguar Love - Hologram Jams
Jaguar Love, for those unaware, arose from the ashes of Seattle noise-mongers Blood Brothers. Now for reasons presumably only known to the band themselves they decided to abandon their screaming punk sensibilities and go electro. Someone must have told them it was trendy or something. Now whereas Doves managed to move from Sub Sub’s rave anthems to soaring indie choruses seamlessly the change in direction is somewhat more jarring for the West Coast duo. There’s synthesisers, there’s some sub-Prince funk wailing, there’s even some good old shouting. There’s certainly no shortage of ideas but they seem to knit together (or not) in a somewhat slapdash manner. The result is a bit like being hit round the head with a record rather than listening to it. Top marks for trying but the result is a consistently difficult listen. Better luck next project.