Welcome to the charming pop world of THE PANCAKES; in other words, the world of a girl from Hong Kong called Dejay that writes and performs truly endearing pop music.
After being part of bands such as THE POSTCARD, GINGER BISCUITS or THE TRICYCLE RIDERS, one day Dejay decided to start making music on her own. Besides making music she also organizes gigs, writes a fanzine called “Sofa” and runs her own label, Rewind Records. Here she releases not only PANCAKES stuff but also by other bands, like French outfit CARTOUCH.
Maybe you first met Dejay through “Captain curtain”, the seven inch by THE PANCAKES that we released in our single club some months ago. Now we present her first album for Elefant, which consists in a selection of the best songs out of her two albums, originally released only for Hong Kong.
Despite being very young and having quite a brief career, Dejay has already managed to obtain certain success in her country. Her two albums have worked pretty well there, and some of her songs have been used in tv commercials and shows. For example, “Patronage” (included in this album) was used in a tv commercial for one of the most important banks in Hong Kong. Dejay herself appears on another commercial, this time for an electric company, talking about how she started making music as THE PANCAKES. She has even written some songs for a very famous and very international brand of Spanish beer!
The sound of THE PANCAKES can be defined as happy endearing techno pop, bouncy and colourful. The natural charms of her music are enhanced by that loving naïve touch only to be found in some Eastern pop bands, so we cannot help thinking of the likes of SHONEN KNIFE, specially when Dejay uses her native Chinese in tracks such as “Mood yau guy why”. We could also file her close to Uk’s SUPERCUTE (a band Dejay admires) or Elefant popsters LA MONJA ENANA. Pop effervescence for all the family.
Opening “Abenteuer” and its delightful chorus; “Stupid star”, also included in our “Elefant dosmiluno” sample; the lovingly absurd “Nonsense poetry” ... these are just some of the most outstanding tracks in the album. Though each and every one will make you smile and enjoy the world of THE PANCAKES.
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