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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

CD Review: Chocolat

Album: Chocolat EP

Label: Semprini Records

Rating: 4

In their debut, Montreal-based alt-rock group Chocolat produces a creative and alluring soundscape that integrates hints of folk, pop and blues into psychedelic garage rock. Singer Jimmy Hunt’s Dylan-esque croon sails over feverish guitar riffs, strains of intricate bass lines and a frenzy of walloping drums.

Chocolat EP is clearly indebted to many of Chocolat’s influences, such as the Kinks, the Yardbirds, the Pretty Things and Jacques Dutronc. The content of the seven songs are centered around the rock ‘n roll lifestyle – that is to say the songs are generally about sleeping with your best friend’s girlfriend, funding a party with your girlfriend’s paycheck, Johnny Depp, groupies and watching the one you love get fat.

Give these tracks a listen: “Charlotte,” “Le Monde Est Vert”

For fans of: Pas Chic Chic

-Simone Wahng

1 COMMENT

  1. As a registered Chocolate, I have to say I love Chocolat. I love Ciocolat even more, but mainly because of the friendly bathrooms. Sometimes I cut myself.

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