Regular readers will be familiar with David Shah, who has featured many times within these pages since our inception in 2003, first as frontman of London pop noir favourites Luxembourg, then with his ongoing solo project The Melting Ice Caps, and then again with Luxembourg when they reformed a few years back. Zeitklein, a new project formed earlier this year, sees Shah’s distinctive vibrato paired up with music from Nottingham-based multi-instrumentalist, producer and video maker Bash Bashford.
The duo, who first performed together as members of Grosvenor in the late ’90s, release a rather beautiful new slice of suave indie pop, “Patisserie”, this week and we’re delighted to be bringing you a first chance to see its video here on Joyzine today.
David explains, “Bash had sent me the instrumental on one of the hottest days of the year, and I loved the woozy guitar textures and the overall sense of foreboding. I thought I’d write a lyric about the temptation to cherry-pick evidence that fits your existing beliefs, and ended up doing that via an extended metaphor about cake. I’d been idly gazing at the window display of a patisserie on the King’s Road a couple of days before, so the images were already in mind… I just had to dredge them up and make them fit the music.“
Article by Paul Maps