EP Review Nancy - Happy Oddities

Nancy - Happy Oddities

There’s clearly more depth and nuance going on here than just a man with a wacky taste in cover versions.

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You may not have realised you needed a fuzzy, lo-fi psych reimagining of the theme tune to slightly-problematic-in-retrospect ‘70s sitcom Happy Days, but Brightoner Nancy clearly knows better. It’s the amusingly odd cherry on the top of an EP - his second following last year’s excellent ‘Mysterious Visions’ - that rubs shoulders with eccentricity, but dips its toe into more human waters, too. Lead single and unashamed Bowie rip-off ‘Call Me On Your Telephone’ stomps its way through the ‘Fashion’ show with glam-rock swagger and some French flourishes, but it’s soon followed by the twinkling, woozy slow dance of ‘Hanging On For Dear Life’ and ‘Orange Yellow Orange’ - all warm organs and sweet whistles. Nancy’s original entry to the music world might have come packaged in purposeful quirks, but there’s clearly more depth and nuance going on here than just a man with a wacky taste in cover versions.

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