Vampire Weekend


If Mowgli ever formed a band with his jungle friends, they would sound like Vampire Weekend. Just imagine: Baloo puffing on panpipes, bum-bashing in time with Shere Kahn to an if-you’re-sitting-still-you’re-paralysed drum beat. Pump in a smattering of chanting “eh-eh-eh-eh”s that would ricochet coconuts off trees better than Keef and you have the preppy-popsters’ newest single. Oh yes – if Walt Disney was still alive he’d be paying big bucks for these kids to soundtrack his next film. Not High School Musical, though. Cheerleaders would get confused trying to routine this.

Emma Edmondson