Album review: Jamaica – ‘No Problem’ (Co Op Music)

A filthy French summer fantasy of a debut

Ah, to be swaying in the balmy moonlight with this French duo right now… Um, sorry did we say that out loud? It’s just that Jamaica’s debut reminds us of sweaty, drunken dancefloor romps with Daft Punk, Phoenix and The Teenagers. And while ‘No Problem’ is a little one-dimensional in its sonic palette – each track propelled by jaunty ‘Discovery’-esque scratchy riffs and pounding basslines – its frisky, flippant good-time spirit, airy ‘go get ’em’ feel and the instant hum-ability of Antoine Hilaire and Flo Lyonnet’s melodies are an intoxicating combo. Time to get our heads out of Arcade Fire lyric sheets and into the summer spritzers.

Camilla Pia

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