Thursday 20 February 2014

Shorts: Berlin 1971

Shorts are bang in the middle of Scott & Charlene’s Wedding’s addictive verse-hook melodies and Free Time’s 4AD haze. Hardly surprising because Shorts is the project of S&CW guitarist Michael Caterer, backed by Free Time’s bassist.

So Berlin 1971 is those things with the shimmering psych of Woods’ Bend Beyond. It’s what The Twerps are doing only better. I bet The Creases are kicking themselves that they didn’t come up with this song first and Teenage Fanclub are rueing never writing it in the first place.

OK, it’s about time Paul Kelly’s Post was re-evaluated as one of the most important influences on the new Australian underground pop.

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