An album arrived on my doorstep this morning. The 2 Bears’ Be Strong. I know there’s been a lot of hype about it, but what I really like is that it’s not tryig to be ‘cool’, and with Joe and Raf in ill-fitting costumes I’m not sure they could be. It’s just modern four-four house music that nods to the past, and I can’t really fail to just enjoy it. It’s not ground-breaking, earth-shattering cutting edge stuff, but then it doesn’t have to be sometimes. Just two people making music they really love and that’s refreshing sometimes with all the hipsters hanging around trying to tell us what’s supposed to be the next ‘cool’ thing to listen to in Dalston.I’m also biased as I’m a proper Hot Chip nerd, but with Greco-Roman and Gabrielle last year it’s clear that Joe Goddard’s more than just the cuddly guy on the keyboards.
Work’s probably my favourite at the moment, and I love the video as it’s shot down my way.
I’m looking forward to getting to know the whole album much better over the next few weeks. You?