THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: 2Much! b/w Special 45

‘One, two, MUCH!’ Thus begins The Allergies new 45 featuring erstwhile UD emcee and unofficial third allergy Andy Cooper. Cue uptempo double bass line, a million jazzy and funky samples and Mr Cooper on top form machine-gunning syllables into the mic. Don’t forget to listen carefully to the shout-outs though as the earth-sheltered glory of Gloucester Services gets a namecheck in amongst all the DJs and artistes. Flip things over and you get Special 45‘s celebration of the vinyl seven inch and its latter-day champions over a more sedate and cinematic beat. Add in the seemingly eighties-skate-culture inspired cover art (bright green ‘paintbrush’ writing and goggle-eyed skull) and a video shot in a Los Angeles levee and it’s almost too much to handle!
(Out now on Jalapeno Records)


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