Track Of The Day – Average Sex – Erotomania


London based Average Sex have already created their own instantly recognisable idiosyncratic sound.’ It’s fuzzed-up dual guitared off-kilter soaring indie pop, with upbeat melodies that often mask the band’s dark sense of humour.  They also have, in Parisian born singer Laetitia Bocquet, one of the most enigmatic, entertaining and energetic front people around. And it’s her distinctive vocal style, intensity and passion that’s an essential part of Average Sex’s appeal.

Their new single ‘Erotomania’ from the band’s forthcoming 3 track EP which is again released on Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings label (set to drop on 5 September) is another indie earworm that once again has a deceptively carefree melody whilst thematically things are a little more intense. Laetitia explains: ’Erotomania’ is a form of paranoid delusion in which a person believes that another person is in love with them, despite contrary evidence. The theme was strongly inspired by Garbage’s song #1 Crush. It is an LGBTQ+ song about the pains of love.”

Have you ever suffered from ‘Erotomania?’ Metro newspaper have a handy quiz – to help you work out if it’s just a crush or a delusional obsession – Go HERE 

Average Sex


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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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