Albert's Basement

Morning and The Sleepy Kids

The cassette Songs 2004-2007 currently available!

The wonderful songwriting partnership of Penelope Skliros and Anastasia Loupis, kicking it in Melbourne between 2004 and 2007 or something like that, with Christian Bizzari (The Girlfriend Pillow) occasionally dropping by. Get a drop from these kids while it’s running down the river.

I find this right-charmin’ lil compendium of bedsit indie pop. Thankfully, this stuff is way less emetic than some of its contempos and predecessors in that it skips the MASH note-type emotional galaxy and goes right for the burned-out high school junior carvin’ sad admissions in a shredded notebook sittin’ on the hood of a Honda dimension.. ..Nice, humid, dusty ashtray recording helps, as does a cover of “Cryin” that’s at least as good as the one the glue fiend in Gummo mumbles to his buddy. Dub some for your friends, but file betwixt Cannanes and the Southern Comfort 7″.” -Sebastion Morris-White, Buffet Of Loathesome

this is just totally irresistible….Co-ordinates for this kind of magical outsider pop might be The Marine Girls, Tracey Thorn’s classic A Distant Shore, Barbara Manning’s Lately I Keep Scissors, Cannanes/Rabbit’s Wedding, even Circuit Des Yeux but the atmosphere is uniquely out-of-time and their occasional attempt to get it across like early Dylan are massively endearing. Still, there’s a melancholy to the recordings, a distance and a purity that is beyond any notion of ‘naive’ art” – Volcanic Tongue

“Holy War” by Morning And The Sleepy Kids

Playing a bunch of gigs and home recording songs (with Anastasia Loupis at the controls) between 2004 and 2007 they released two cdrs “Grade De” and “The Ingrid Centre For Contemptible Arts”. This tape offers 20 songs from collection.