“[described as] hip-hop-infused electro-pop trio”, Interview Magazine
“Really, really fun, simple works but effectively groovy”, reviewer
“OM NOM NOMNOM NOM”, Cookie Monster
Jokes aside, here’s Cookies. You could say that we’re indulging this band a priori, since their name translates no more no less to “Bolachas” in Portuguese (now you know, newcomers) and in fact, I wouldn’t just ignore such given opportunity to make some jokes about this fact, at least. So I went listening. And damn, it got me right away.
Ben Sterling (Mobius Band), Melissa Metrick and Ian Ainley start shitless: some enjoyable beat, groovy bass, throw some synths here and there and the rest is up to guitar reveries and a male-female choir singing. All this results in a really happy, funky, danceable and catchy jam, straight from some pool party next Summer (mssng Milhões de Festa).
Also, they’re making some cool friends. “Crybaby (A)” (linked above) features the freaky “balls to the wall” virtuoso saxophonist Colin Stetson, jamming up your asses. Besides that, there’s great guitar work on some solos, 1000 Breakfasts With You, bringing some rock to the mixture.
In a total of eight songs, two for each single (all available for free here), it was a fun half hour. Really, really fun. Simple works, but effectively groovy (there, it’s a quote!). 4 cookies for this one, no pun intended.
Source: SoundCloud / Cookies VISION