Van She was totally unknown to me until I heard the song "Jamaica" on the radio this morning. They are an Australian electro-pop group with two albums in the luggage, V from 2008, and this year's Idea Of Happiness. "Jamiaca" is lifted from the latter, sounding like the best possible 80's song written today, a blend of early Tears For Fears, the voice of Nick Laird-Clowes (Dream Academy), Howard Jones and a Toto-sounding guitar towards the end. It's really a perfect summer song discovered at the height of winter, but there you go. At least it's summer in Van She's native Australia.
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