Artist: Pop Levi
Tune: Blue Honey
Fresh from Ninja Tune's new(ish) deal, Counter Records, comes Pop Levi with his rockin' out tune 'Blue Honey'. Hailing from Liverpool (up the Kop!) Pop Levi delivers a sound that reminds me of Primal Scream's 'Boogie Disease' , Simple Kid's 'Drugs' and Eagles of Death Metal's 'Cherry Cola'.
But better than them all!
Here is Ninja Tune's take on Counter Records and the influence Pop Levi had on it being established.
For 16 years we've held steadfast to our label mission of bringing the finest in electronic / hip-hop / jazz / etc.. to the homes and clubs. We've seen the cycle of trends turn over four or five times in all the different territories we deal with. We've been hip, then not-hip, then hip again many times over depending on what the cannon of press and popular underground opinion happens to be clocking at that moment. And all the while we really didn't give a shit what people were thinking/buying and just kept putting out what we believed to be excellent in our field.
So although all of us here love all kinds of music from pop to the rock to r&b to hardcore and we've had plenty of good demos and opportunities to broaden our sound over the years we just never felt like we needed to make that jump.
And then we heard Pop Levi...
For tour dates in USA (and Canada) see here.
No Austin gig listed. Boooooo!