ALBUM REVIEW: Dan Kelly – Leisure Panic

Rating8dan_kelly_leisure_panic_1015Dan Kelly has hit his finest streak of songwriting on his latest solo album. There’s a sense of pop wonderment about these songs as they diversify into all kinds of colourful shapes. Sometimes it’s dripping with sweet soul ‘(Haters’), drifting on a cloud of dream-pop (‘National Park) or hitting interstellar overdrive on the epic pulsing krautrock of the opening track. The psychedelic flavour of Kelly’s music shares a sonic footprint with Beck, The Clean, Pavement and The Phoenix Foundation. The sweet effervescent melodies are backed with incisive and often humorous lyrics, a combo that makes this a kaleidoscopic listening experience and the perfect soundtrack to the approaching summer.

Chris Familton


One thought on “ALBUM REVIEW: Dan Kelly – Leisure Panic

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s