Album: Katzenjammer, A Kiss Before You Go (Propeller)

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The press notes describe this baroque, Scandi girl band as purveyors of "fairground burlesque" and, accordingly, this first UK release is an aural Waltzer, exhilarating and nauseous.

On the plus side, there's oompah brass, jaunty jigs and a song channelling Fraggle Rock for vocal inspiration; and on the minus, oompah brass, jaunty jigs and ... best in small doses, then, a wickedly sultry, junkyard blues cover of Genesis's "Land of Confusion" excepted.