Farrah is a UK group that has been making ridiculously catchy power pop since 1999. I mean, completely and insanely catchy. They make the kind of music that you just know would be "big in Japan". "Fear of Flying" is a tribute to the girl that wants to see the world, but is hindered by... you guessed it... Her fear of flying! I love the airplane sound effect and how it whooshes through in stereo! Also, bass player Michelle Margherita shows up doing backing vocals here, and it really adds to the charm of the song. "No Reason Why" is big and fun and would be a hit on Top 40 Radio in a perfect world. Their newest release "Cut Out and Keep" is full of more pop anthems like these along with sweet slow songs.

Farrah - Fear of Flying
Farrah - No Reason Why

RIYL: Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds, Weezer, Rooney


Anonymous said...

Farrah are brilliant. Cut Out & Keep is the best album of 2007 so far.