Trudy And The Romance - Sandman - Vinyl LP
Released: 24 May 2019
Somewhere, frozen in deep space, is a pop group. They’re called The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen and they make mutated 50s pop music - somewhere between the great American songbook and classic jukebox tunes, then dipped in classic romance film scores before being lathered up with prog-rock, jazz and psychedelia.
They’re the brainchild of Oliver Taylor, frontman of Trudy and The Romance. Or maybe they’re the characterised manifestation of several real-life experiences. In either case, The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen are here, and they’re playing on Trudy and The Romance’s debut album Sandman - a cosmic, kaleidoscopic, merry-go-round of a record that is bursting with bright ambition. While the intricate details of the narrative might be buried in the lyrics, under layers of fuzz or light-years away, there is certainly a story here - a specific conceptual idea. Sandman is unlike anything you’ll hear in 2019, or the next lifetime. Look out for the Doo-Wop Spacemen the next time you enter the astral plane. They’ll be performing their alligator rock-n-roll for this generation, the one before it, and the rest to come.