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It’s been a long wait for Ratatat fans, but there’s finally a new track to shout about! It’s vaguely tropical flavoured, and packed full of that classic Ratatat guitar sound that I can’t seem to replicate no matter how hard I try. It’s just so smooth, while retaining that perfect level of grit! In fact, ‘Cream On Chrome’ describes the sound perfectly.

Incidentally, ‘Cream on Chrome’ is also the colour scheme of the new bike I’m building up for my girlfriend. You didn’t need to know that, and I highly doubt you’re interested, but now you know it, and you can’t un-know it.

Bring on LP5, I say, and at least I’ll have something good to listen to while I bloody my fingers trying to strip down bike parts.


May 30 – Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound
May 31 – Paris We Love Green Festival
June 5 – New York, NY Governor’s Ball
July 24-26 Seattle, WA Capital Hill Block Party

James Brown

is a musician/producer from the north-east of England, now residing in a charmingly frenetic area of north London. He is generally engrossed in music production under his Plainview moniker, and has a soft spot for old-school sci-fi novels with badly drawn covers. You can find him out and about in Dalston and Stoke Newington most weekends, or Djing at his residency for club night French Cafe. Feel free to contact James at james_philip_brown@yahoo.co.uk