Spaghetti boy, spaghetti boy, spaghetti boy… if I say that three times like for Beetlejuice , would that make the self-proclaimed Spaghetti boy appear ? Gourmet is in fact a mysterious emerging pop-rock artist based in Cape Town. Get ready to be hypnotized by this week’s Newcomer and his enlightened pop music.
Intrigued ? Sceptical ? Don’t worry, we were too the first time we watched it.
We discovered this strange but interesting boy a week ago when we came across his song “Animals” on Soundcloud. We were immediately speechless and really curious about this new character. Either by his song, but also by his “just chilling with some random stuff I found in my house while wearing my towel on my head” album cover and “just pouring some papaya on my tiny car” promo video.
The intro of his track “Animals” is made of funny trumpets which could make you think he’s just doing this for kidding but just wait until it starts. You’ll immediately understand how Gourmet is prepared. It may be only the first single he released but he clearly knows what he is doing and all the buzz he’s going to do.
“Animals” shares some particularities with big artists such as Hot Chip or Metronomy, with an instrumental that could sound like Demo Taped‘s ones.
Gourmet made every single sound from scratch like taking sounds that are not supposed to match to make something bigger and flabbergasting. We cannot deny that it announces a bright future for this Newcomer.
“Animals” is available for exclusive free download via 1991’s website.
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Watch the exclusive promo video for Gourmet‘s second single “Forever Backwards”.
Listen now to “Forever Backwards”, Gourmet‘s official second single. Also available for free here.
“Forever Backwards” has more an experimental taste than “Animals” and it is liven up with some guitar riffs. Followed by a satisfying carillon part, to end up perfectly.
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Gourmet won’t be out of surprises until the release of “Cashmere” due to December 29 via the independent artistic label and collaborative project 1991. Set to launch with this album.