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"THE SOUND OF POP ART 4 STAR CD REVIEW"

THE SOUND OF POP ART
ENGLAND IN JUNE
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Mod-ish summer sounds from jet-fuelled trio

English to the hilt, Cambridge’s T.S.O.P.A. see former The Users and A Craze guitarist/songwriter Chris Free (with Users drummer Andrew O’Hanrahan) propelling a trio who update Mod riffs and attitudes and pour sunny harmonies over them. Influenced by The Who, The Kinks and The Jam, they succeed in turbo-charging these time-honoured tropes with gung-ho gusto. Tony Jenkins sings of shopping centres and high street girls in a flurry of optimism. “Visions Of You” and “Let’s Make Love in London” add a dash of Barrett/Bowie whimsy. Infectiously enthusiastic, this is classic boho pop: nothing new, but plenty invigorating.
- UNCUT June 2010


"MOD/POP DREAMS!"

This is the stuff Mod/Pop dreams are made of - there are traces of The Jam in their more reflective and soulful phases on tracks like “Secondary Modern” (also hints of The Direct Hits), the smack of The Creation, the song “Biff Bang Pow” comes to mind as I listen to track 2 which is likely called “Pop Art” and takes you from a dreamy folky psychpop to quick wake up as the influence of The Creation’s BBP knocks you over. The Kinks “Waterloo Sunset” and it’s dreamy soundscapes also seem to surface, as well as hints of The Beach Boys and The Pearlfishers (who I sometimes use interchangeably), early Aztec Camera, and the early soul influenced songs by The Truth and much much more. - WALLY @ THE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC


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THE SOUND OF POP ART CD on England In June. Released 14/6/10, 4 star review to come in Uncut and various other publications

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Introducing THE SOUND OF POP ART producing a landmark summer soundtrack collection for 2010
Target audience : Beatniks, Bohemians, Poets, Politicans
Featuring a set of songs immersed in the classic styles of melodic pop -
The Who, The Kinks, Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett, David Bowie, The Zombies
Upbeat, they're a sonic blast of exploding colour, energy and enthusiasm.
Downbeat, they’re mellow and melodic, drifting on a distant shade of shimmering blue.
Tony Jenkins an extraordinary vocalist with natural harmony in his head...
Chris Free had previously written/played sonic guitar for one of the UK’s first & finest punk group The Users
was asked to join Paul Weller’s Respond label as songwriting duo A Craze penning the 1983 UK summer
soul hit for Tracie Young Give It Some Emotion -
Andrew O’Hanrahan was also the drummer for The Users - It’s the 1st time Chris & Andrew have played
together since those times