Thursday, 23 July 2009

Lemonade - Big Weekend

Lemonade are a Brooklyn based three piece consisting of Callan Clendenin, Alex Pasternak and Ben Steidel. This week they released their debut UK single Big Weekend through the Sunday Best record label.

Big Weekend is the right title for this track. It’s a massive dance number full of indulgent voodoo grooves. With a hearty dark thumping drum, big cowbell frenzy and a heady dreamy synth sound Big Weekend transports you straight into the middle of a packed rave where the rampant party is in full swing, before clattering percussion and funky basslines draw every ounce of sweat from your body. Big Weekend reminds us a little of !!!, The Rapture, and Friendly Fires - its lean, mean and edgy - perfect to appeal to both purist dance fans and drunken vibing indie kids. There’s also something just a little bit 'Madchester' about it, the echoing half rap half sung vocal reminding us of the halcyon days of the Happy Mondays but remixed with lots of energy.

The band are currently on tour in the USA and will be playing Bestival in the UK in September.

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