Label: Shiny Happy Records, 2014
I’ve been a fan of Tamankota, I bought their EP, loved it, and still play it during my daily spare time. When Eko, Shiny Happy Records owner, told me that Tamankota would be transformed into a project named Clubwater, I was curious and dissapointed at first. I was not sure Clubwater would be as good as Tamankota. I was wrong about it.
Clubwater still has the same line as Tamankota in playing indiepop. However, Clubwater is much simpler I guess. The formation guitar/vocal-bass-drum brings out the freshness in a new form. Before having their EP, I have listened to their songs on soundcloud. And they put that two songs called ‘Happiness’ and ‘You’ on the EP. My first attention was about the packaging. The EP is on 3-inch CD-R which makes it very cute and match with the songs, with a picture of a girl in dominant pink on the cover (a bit reminds me of Belle and Sebastian’s Belle and Sebastian Write About Love in coloring) Oh, I haven’t told you about the songs.
Ah, for more clues, why don’t you follow them on twitter or check out their soundcloud. It was for a sample. I do recommend you to buy the EP from Shiny Happy Records to get this cute-packed EP.
Just to be uncut and personal: FYI my CD-Rom doesn’t work for a while after I re-open and re-close it for several times just to put the EP in heavy rotation. It was on the first day I have the CD. Seriously.