If Lucy Fell is a romantic comedy about two friends making an oath to jump from Brooklyn Bridge if they wouldn’t find a stable romance within one month. It features big names like Sarah Jessica Parker (aka. Carrie in Sex & The City), Ben Stiller or Scarlett Johansson (why don’t you love me?).
Furthermore If Lucy Fell is also a band from Lisbon that just put out their debut album on Tribute To Nothing’s Lockjaw label which is right now much more important than that movie though it features some of my favourite actors/actresses.
If Lucy Fell’s record kicks off with an irritating mathcore rhythm tractate that could derive directly from the legacy of grandmasters Botch. But other than Botch or Dillinger Escape Plan they rhythmic spasm seems to be more the path and less the aim. A wise choice as in times where bands like Fantômas or Orthrelm are around it is hard to shock anyone with weirdness alone. After all the band’s main interest seems to be the song as a whole and not the riffs it contains.
In my ears If Lucy Fell simply play pop music but indeed pop music for the advanced listener. It is for sure coincidence and selective perception that the artwork reminds me of The Blood Brothers’ side project Neon Blonde but somehow it is pointing into the right direction. Like the former they write songs that cannot be easily contained in one small pre-produced drawer but combine wildly and freely whatever the song needs. This produces a mix of mathore steeled rhythmic variations, broadband walls of guitar sound, screamo screams and sometimes even just rock but in a pressing high urgency variety.
The only real minus of this record is that with about 45 minutes it is a bit too long in my eyes. Half an hour would have been sufficient, too. But never mind I just love it short…