50ft Woman: Ménage á Trois (ep)

~ Wednesday, 29 September 2010
London 5 piece 50ft Woman make punky pop that sounds like they have been influenced by the B52's in the same way No Doubt had. Fronted by the demure Minki, a lady with high heels that could induce vertigo, the band showcase their sleazy sound on this 3 track ep.

Pick of the bunch is the first track,
(Strictly) Only Swinging. A tale of no strings sex and suburban shenanigans behind closed doors that plays to a soundtrack that brings to mind The Damned and the previously mentioned B52's. Psychic Hygiene probably works better live but here it sounds formulaic and uninspiring, but they get back on track with You're In Love With Love (But You Ain't in Love With Me) which has a chorus that sounds a lot like the Psychedelic Furs Pretty In Pink and is a damn fine piece of noizy pop.

There is enough here to suggest that Minki and the lads are worth keeping an eye on. Ménage á Trois is released on the 1st November.