This split release surfaced when Peach Kelli Pop (aka Allie Hanlon and friends) were on tour in Japan. The band hail from Ottawa in Canada and they make lo-fi bubblegum power pop. These tapes seemed to appear online and sell out within hours. I was lucky enough to nab one. The release is split with Japanese act, The Pats Pats and that’s about all I know about them. Google translate helps a little. But not much. They appear to be a duo – but some photos show 3 people – so who knows! After listening to the tape it’s fairly clear the band are from a similar mould to PKP.
This tape is fun. Hearing The Pats Pats for the first time is a bonus and their three songs are all pretty neat – stand out being ‘(It’s) My Melody’ . The songs on the Peach Kelli Pop side feature (what I think is) a beautiful Daniel Johnston cover of ‘True Love Will Find You In The End’ and some more standard bubblegum pop which recalls a more saccharine NoBunny. It’s Peach Kelli Pop, what’s not to love?
I can’t find The Pats Pats side for streaming on line. But there is the fab live recording from earlier this year. Enjoy.