Labasheeda - Charity Box
The strange band name and the intriguing cover artwork are already incentive enough to check out this self-released debut album by Dutch three piece Labasheeda. What sounds superficially like well done indie rock with charismatic female vocals reveals a much deeper layer once you start spending some time with it.
Singer Saskia van der Giessen also plays the guitar and sometimes even the violin. David Jackson (not to be confused with the formcer Van der Graaf Generator saxophonist) plays a baritone guitar instead of a regular bass guitar, adding that way a mellower and more melodic touch to the rhythm section, which is completed by Paolo Panza on the drums.