Album Review Lokoy - Badminton

Lokoy - Badminton

Lasse Løkoy shows himself a deft hand at producing low-key bedroom pop.

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He’s so far best known as bassist in Norwegian party-starters Sløtface, but with debut solo full-length ‘Badminton’, Lasse Lokøy shows himself a deft hand at producing low-key bedroom pop. Gathering a cast of neighbours - from Nils Bech who pops up on the Tame Impala-a-like ‘relay’, to hyped rapper Safario on ‘both eyes’, a track that lands somewhere around the playful side of Bakar - the record is packed with deft bops - light relief from the outside world. There’s also the Lauv-esque ‘glitter’, earwormy chorus of ‘limbo’, echoes of Clairo on Emilie Østebø’s spot on ‘a mistake’ and melancholic closer ‘ghost town’, but the soft sonic thread that ties them together - helped by a series of patchwork interludes - keeps it all just coherent enough.

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