“We're timeless; we follow in a tradition of brilliant bands. In 10 years' time people will reel us off as one of the greats.” LawrenceIf Lawrence’s, uh, crystal ball had been a little clearer, it would’ve suggested that ‘in 20 years' time great bands will reel Felt off as their main influence’. More specifically, the cascading Spanish guitars and pulse-quickening rhythms of The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories have echoed through 2009, most recently in Argentina’s Hacia Dos Veranos, who have a bewitching instrumental charm and rare melodic craft.
Like The Clientele, Hacia Dos Veranos explore Maurice Deebank-era Felt via West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band’s sleepy pyschedelia and Galaxie 500’s enigmatic atmospherics. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Alasdair Maclean from The Clientele plays on two songs from their forthcoming second album.