Kotki Dwa – ‘Staycations’

Kotki Dwa - 'Staycations'

Score

A brilliant playful thing full of summer gems

Their name translates as ‘Two Kittens’ in Polish. They recorded their album in conjunction with the National Trust. But wait! Banish those thoughts of a hybrid, hipster Mumford & Sons, for Kotki Dwa’s second effort is actually a brilliantly playful thing, less toffs-on-a-jolly than Wave Pictures on a tropical island (infinitely better). Meeting somewhere in the lovely middle ground between Orange Juice eccentricities and pre-Americana Mystery Jets pop nous, the likes of ‘Guests’ and ‘Bad Timing’ are pure, shimmering summer gems, pitting singer Alex Ostrowski’s pleasantly nasal timbre against chirruping synths and afrobeat rhythms. Definitely worth preserving.

Lisa Wright

Details

Record label: Bandcamp
Release date: 06 Aug, 2012