Novelty Island – How Are You Coping With This Century? – CD

Band: Novelty Island

Label: Think Like A Key Music

Format: CD


2021 debut album from Liverpool’s Novelty Island is a wonderful piece of pop magic cloaked in a warm-blanket of familiarity with its rich 1960’s melodies and harmonies and ace musicianship. Sunny, quasi-psychedelic songcraft on tracks like “Cowboy On A Bicycle” and “Blackcurrant Sky,” mix with insistent alt-pop credentials such as Graham Coxon-indebted “Michael Afternoon” and the free flow of the one-day recordings such as album opener, “This Bird.” Criss-crossed with cello, harmonium, horns and banjo, How Are You Coping With This Century? is an engine of parts that appear random, yet purrs with cultured reliability.

Named #17 best album of 2021 by Shindig! Magazine.

1. This Bird
2. Cowboy On A Bicycle
3. Michael Afternoon
4. Ladybird
5. Jangleheart
6. Blackcurrant Sky
7. Citrus Wood
8. Listen
9. Blank Wine
10. I’ll Sleep In April
11. Turtle Rock
12. Yes

GENRE: 60s Influenced Indie Rock/Alt Pop/Psychedelic
BARCODE: 724049407438