Norway - Full Moon 60 - 09/02/01
Two young girls from the small town Kongsvinger, sing and play guitar, write their own songs,
manage to charm some local musicians and here's their debut four track EP. And they're still
only 16, ...only 16!
The Peas seem inspired by Kings of Convenience and Lene Marlin. But there's still a two years
gap between them and the latter's breakthrough, which goes to show. Summerbaby is launched
as a classic summer single, and the title track fits the label, sweet and innocent pop music it
is. Here are the opening lines: I just want you to
know/That I love you so/I will never let you go... Only a pity it wasn't released until
September when autumn is sneaking around the corners. But the other songs are more in the
melancholy vein and fits darker evenings. In between the older male helpers dominate too much and
threaten to reduce the girls to backing vocalists. Josephine is my favourite with a funny
organ/guitar/vocals solo and background noise by The Carpenters and The Doors! Thanks to pop'n'roll
teenagers are kept away from the streets and sports. But who knows what will happen when the girls
get a bit more experienced and take charge themselves.
Copyright © 2001 JP