||Taste - The Lollies
Yes, The Lollies Have finished their debut album. Details about its release will appear on this page as we get them.
The album, now officially titled "Taste" will be released on 30th September through Fortune And Glory Records.
Here is a list of the songs that the Lollies have recorded, either for the album, or for B-sides. Click on title for lyrics.
- Big Massive Fuck-Off
Attitude - one of Jane's song, and definitely the Lollies'
heaviest moment yet. Almost heavy metal at points! A playground taunt directed at the fuckers who make Jane's life hell.
- Call The Girls - A hymn to Kate's vanished drinking buddies from her teenage drinking years in New York City. Names and identities have been changed to protect the innocent, and the not-so-innocent. This is destined to be the second single from the album
- Channel Heaven (formerly known as GDC) -
The first single from the album, it was dissed as being "twee" by the NME, but that's cause the were too busy listening to the glockenspiel to pay attention to the chiming African guitars. Dumb-asses.
- Everybody's Trash To
Somebody, Baby - The Lollies go country shocker! Kate sounds audibly plastered, doing her best Isobel from Drugstore impression over space cowboy chords.
- Flavour of the Week -
Scrappy, punky guitars, bopping bass, and a keyboard sound called "Rhubarb". It's Helen Love meets the Dandy Warhols. How can you not love it?
- Goldcrush -
Kate tried to write a song that sounded like The Eagles and it turns out like early Throwing Muses. The middle eight is a giggletastic combination of heavy metal guitar solos, cowbells and silly string arrangements. Apparently, even the boy it's about loves it.
Imajinary Boyfriend - A stomping 60s rave-up, this apparently came out a bit "tougher" in the recorded version, with a huge bassline and stomping drums. That's not really a 12-string, it's a bit of studio trickery.
Mascara - An old song which the Lollies donated to a Ladyfest sampler, and then forgot about.
- Like Wow, Groovy - a
frenetic surf-instrumental with post-rock chords in it.
- Nearly Flawless -
(Formerly known as Hey Babe) A tender long song from Jane to her absent Man. Was supposed to sound like Luscious Jackson, but Kate and Matthew hijacked it and turned it into spacerock. The Lollies raided Ian Blusher's percussion collection and went wild.
- Office Romance -
Purely fictional account of an office affair gone horribly wrong. Bridget Jones fronting the Crystals, apparently. Has crazy chopsticks-style piano and the Pink Ladies from Grease doing backing sha-la-las.
- Pearls - The Velvets-style spacerock duet with Chris T-T may turn up on the album.
- Selfish Boy - Kate's ex boyfriend used to complain that she always wrote songs about her crushes, but never wrote any songs about him. Well, now she has. Features handclaps and a Lower East Side swagger that would put certain media darlings to shame.
- Way Too Special - Punk rock! This features Kate's most blistering guitar solo yet.
- Happy -
A secret track bound for the new album, this is the Lollies' stab at techno.