GRAZIA REVIEW OF 'BALLROOM' BY TAHITI 80
TAHITI 80: THE BAND THAT KILLS AUTUMN - AS CULT AS THEY ARE SECRETIVE, THE BAND FROM ROUEN REVIVES SUMMER WITH THEIR SUNNY POP SONGS. ON WITH YOUR SUNGLASSES!
Fascinated by the Sixties from the start, Tahiti 80's elegant, intuitive sunshine pop is inspired by the California of the Beach Boys. Minus the sand in their hair and the Pacific Ocean, the band can nevertheless boast that they too have found the formula for the ultimate hit: hidden away at the very end of the record, 'Seven Seas', simple and instantly classic, has all the evidence of a great success. The recipe? God only knows...
Tahiti 80 has weathered fashions and trends while remaining true to its DNA: deceptively naïve songs that evoke early adolescent torment. 'Ballroom' is a perfect example of the bittersweet contours of a melancholy teen movie, following in the footsteps of Air's 'Virgin Suicides' soundtrack.
In a career spanning fifteen years, band leader Xavier Boyer has made a seamless transition from singer to FILF (Father I'd Like to Fuck). Inspired by a recent break-up, this sixth album is undoubtedly the band's most personal. But what could be more irresistible than shy, tormented seducers?
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