Bluejuice – Company: Cam’s Review Corner
Getting plenty of airplay and admiration at present, Sydney’s Bluejuice give us their third album, Company – twelve tracks of criminally catchy indy/disco/pop-rock.
Bluejuice have long struggled with the too-rocky-for-the-pop-crowd/too-poppy-for-the-rockers conundrum, but if ever an album had a chance of appealing across the chasm, Company is certainly bouncing towards the ballpark.
Album openers Can’t Keep Up and Act Yr Age make it pretty clear that good times are at the top of the agenda. In fact, you may already be familiar with the Act Yr Age video clip’s depiction of intergenerational good times in a public park (try not to watch it your grandma sitting next to you…) Other standouts include I’ll Put You On, The Recession and Do You Will? – all guaranteed to get toes off floors.
If perchance you had lost faith that music you can dance to could have heart and musical smarts, Bluejuice might just be the band to get you believing again. Check them out live in December and January, touring the east coast in the lead-up to their Big Day Out appearances.