By Kid Samson
The Kid Samson CD has two tracks: "For the Love of an Eskimo" and "Photos of Dead Pets". You can buy it for £2 through their pretty looking Web site.
Kid Samson are six band members making funny noises underneath one chirpy pop song and one whimsically sad thing. "For the Love of an Eskimo" opens with electric piano and a two chord verse with nursery rhyme simplicity and nursery rhyme memorability. It's catchy, and the repeated chorus line 'snowflakes overhead, I feel it coming on, I feel it coming on' is doubly catchy. Your reviewer is amused rather than stirred. In a different mood I would find this naggingly annoying.
"Photos of Dead Pets" is a random set of words about the Sun the Stars the Moon and the Shine but not, as far as I can tell, dead pets. It might be about a child's bedroom wallpaper. Like Eskimo it takes a minimalist approach and has some cute noises. But also like Eskimo it lacks a distinctive clear voice or sense of purpose. "Twee" might be a word to throw at it if you wanted it to go away. Maybe it needs to be heard within the live set with the real people present to make it work properly.