Seagull Strange - La La La Ley

Seagull Strange
La La La Ley

‘La La La La Ley’ they hollered as they came to take us away. The contrast between a really pop chorus and a sinister commentary on the current state of international affairs is a strange one.

This single treats the ears to a bitter-lemon lollipop of dark pop that has elements of Marilyn Manson (Mechanical Animals era) Norman Greenbaum, The Beatles and, if you wiggle your fingers in your ears while you’re listening to the first verse, a bit of Mika.

Seagull Strange have written a great track, although the depth of this song will put the pop kids on edge – with the dark theme featuring again on the two b-sides, without quite as much of the pop bounce.

This song treads the line between indie, pop and Nick Cave confidently enough with momentary dips into lots of different influences to keep your attention.

Listen to Seagull Strange – ‘La La La Ley’.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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