Saturday, 30 January 2010

Video Interviews, Shibuya (#4)

Tokyo Trawler Catch of the Day: Travis, USA & Alex, UK
Artist: Scouting for Girls
Tune: She's So Lovely
Record: Scouting for Girls (2007)

Travis & Alex's essential rating: 4/5

Travis & Alex's Message to the People: "It's easy to remember, you should know it, learn to love it"

The Interview:

The Tokyo Trawler’s Essential Review:

A sunny Sunday breezerider

POP. This is the word that immediately springs to mind when you listen to this song for the first time, and also probably what happens to your head after you listen to it for the sixth time. For all the raucous* pleasantry* of the piano and hand-claps in this song's intro, it is impossible to think of them as anything but a false dawn*. Delve* a little further into the song, and you begin to realise that it is lyrical weakness and gratuitous* use of rhyme which truly let this song down ("Shes pretty, a fitty, she's got a boyfriend though and that's a pity"). Karaoke song? Perhaps. Essential listening? No.

The Tokyo Trawler's message to the people:
The start glistens*, but when you listen, you'll find out there's a little somethin' missin'...

To download or not to download?? 1/5 (ONLY IF YOU'RE DESPERATE)
iTunes available: Yes
勉強のキーワード: raucous, pleasantry, a false dawn (idiom), to delve, gratuitous, to glisten

She's So Lovely URL:

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