...What does he play? He plays the synthesizer.
By Steffen Armstrong
The introduction doesn't sound quite as catchy as I would have hoped. But then at least I didn't continue with an "oom-pah oom-pah oom-pah-pah"! Remember that London group Echo pressure with the No Hood, No Dogs, No Food, No Drink gig? Or the other belters Zooz who can't stop releasing crackers? Well this is the solo work of the main man from that lively London scene, Zygmunt Day. Having turned his hand to the solo trade, Ziggy has released the first tune from his up and coming LP release which focusses on spoken word and synth genius.
"It's about going to nightclubs when I was about 20 and having a bad attitude".
Before Tinder became the only way find new love and romance there were two things. First of all, nightclubs, where Zygmunt Day sets this new spoken word story line. Secondly, a band called Tindersticks, hailing from Nottingham, who in 2012 released the record The Something Rain which contained the memorable track Chocolate. It's what Ziggy's new release Girls From Home reminds us of. It has the same charm, the same driving story line, sombre attitude and sexual frustration.
Girls from home, they kiss hard
They've got dry lips, and dresses, tight, with flowers
They taste like rum and coke, and apple sourz...
And there weren't any nights where it meant nothing
There weren't any nights where it meant nothing
It's easy to see why Zygmunt Day's new record stands out in a world dominated by DIY and Indie Pop. In fact, it's nice to hear something that is toned down, reflective, and avoiding yet more obvious Tindersticks comparisons, something which tells a very real story line about that we have all experienced (before the days of Tinder, of course)!