Thursday, March 12, 2015
Jessica & The Fletchers - "Air Balloon Road"
Jessica & The Fletchers is a noise pop project from (where else?) Barcelona who seem bent on recapturing the spirit of C86 revival through airy and catchy songs that also sound fleshed out quicker than a sugar rush will take to crash. New single "Air Balloon Road" builds on the endearing qualities of last year's split EP with The Prams, taking in a sing-along delivery and backed by distorted and fuzzy melodies. It's no surprise that among the obligatory labels mentioned (Creation, Sarah Records) they also cite Slumberland as part of their influences. This one has the feel of all the early Pains of Being Pure at Heart singles, which is more than enough to put them down as one of the must-see acts for this year's Primavera Sound.