3000 miles away in a small town near Tel Aviv, the mainstream sounds of dance beats and club tracks have turned to a surprising alternative – Britpop. Titled as Downstairs Monsters, Liad Broyde leads an archetypal one-man operation, whereby he composes, sings, plays, produces and records every element of his music all with the same flawless execution of a English guitar bands.
Encapsulating the effortless hooks and nursery rhyme familiarity of The Beatles to Oasis’ anthemic sing-along choruses, Downstairs Monsters latest release ‘In A Flash’, Liad has looked to the past for inspiration – chiefly Israel’s biggest rock star Arik Einstein.
Taking the psych-pop components of Einstein and combining them with the harmonies of such pop joys as The Beach Boys, Downstairs Monsters can at any given moment look to fit perfectly in any decade from the sixties to the present day. Joy-affirming music that takes you back to cinematic classics and that good-time feeling.