In this week’s edition of The Last Mixed Tape’s song-of-the-week feature The Mixed-Tape we turn our attention to No Monster Club’s latest single ‘Hippocampus Circus Maximus’.
There’s something irrepressible about No Monster Club’s music. Be it their complete disregard for indie-pop convention or the off-kilter way Bobby Aherne approaches his sound, there’s always a sense of invention and fun.
On ‘Hippocampus Circus Maximus’ (taken from No Monster Club’s upcoming 7″ vinyl release ‘Where Did You Get That Milkshake?) all of this creation and invention is put to the fore in a song that introduces a tropical-pop element into NMC’s sound.
Add to this the big sing-a-long nature of ‘Hippocampus Circus Maximus’ and you have yet another instant indie gem from one of the most original artists in music (let alone the Irish scene).
Click below to listen to ‘Hippocampus Circus Maximus’ by No Monster Club. The track’s parent record ‘Where Did You Get That Milkshake?’ is available to pre-order now via Emotional Response Records.
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