Psapp – Everything Belongs To The Sun

The "toytronica" duo reveal their first new song since their last album five years ago.


Words by: Aimee Cliff

London duo Psapp (aka Galia Durant and Carim Clasmann) are back with a new track after almost five years since the release of their last album 'The Camel's Back' in 2008. They have been said to have created "toytronica" – a blend of electronica and whatever toy/makeshift instruments (whistles, mini guitars, flutes, a chicken) they can lay their hands on. This desire to not just make music traditionally but to create sounds out of non-traditional musical items is what brought Galia and Carim together when they formed Psapp 12 years ago.

The song, Everything Belongs To The Sun, is a tropically charged scorcher of handclaps and equatorial percussion, beset with vocals in the form of enigmatic, mirage-inducing mantras and a wordless chorus of richly layered voices, almost like the cooing of exotic animals. Towards the end something squeaks, a ukelele is plucked and a baby gurgles; Psapp are certainly not afraid of using some really offbeat ingredients in their creation of catchy, danceable tunes.

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