In his hometown of Dunedin, New Zealand, Kane Strang spent two months alone, housesitting for his parents where he composed the collection of songs that make up Blue Cheese.
Lead track “The Web” channels pummeling bass lines punctuated by a twinkling synth that calls upon microscopic pop principalities of restlessness (“Yeah, I met someone else / Without leaving my little house / No, I haven’t held her yet / I met her on the internet”).
“She’s Appealing” weaves Day-Glo guitar motifs into distant, detached ’80s garage pop vocals. “Never Kissed a Blonde” is driven by a slapping delay on both vocals and guitar.
Strang’s path toward a melody is always surprising, and he never misses a hit-on-the-head-obvious-in-retrospect memorable line.
Strang has recently put a band together and has started playing his unique style of psych-pop live.
Blue Cheese is now available for purchase from Flying Out.