"Music as comforting and sticky as an ice cream on a hot summers day"- Everett True (Plan B)
Das Wanderlust are a three piece wrong-pop band who are based in (but do not originate from) Middlesbrough in the North East of England. They’re not really worried about looking or sounding cool either. They just like making pop music exactly how they want to, because that’s what always sounds best.So far in 2007 the band have toured Holland and Belgium and have toured the UK with Maximo Park and Art Brut.
Screaming Tea Party
Half tokyo, half italian, screaming tea party are koichi, theresa and niyan based in London.
”eclectic brilliance ranging from the wild, raucous and frankly, rabid instrumental Reckless Rabbit to the lovely rather Evan Dando-ish Death Egg. And never have I heard a band switch so easily from industrial, thrash-outs (Between Air and Air) to ethereal baroque waltzes (the superlative Cracked Up Dietrich).”
The Total Drop
TTD are an ace new wave pop group from the heart of the capital, lead by the supremely talented Anna Vincent head honcho of DIY label of the year Snakes and ladders.
"...new and challenging while still keeping a heart of pop." (R*E*P*E*A*T)
"...it could well be their finest cut yet...a dizzying array of rhythms and interwoven guitar and bass." (Maps)
"...exciting shining examples of future artpop..." (Artrocker)
The Subliminal girls
The Subliminal Girls have a stream of great titles and lines and are quite prepared to trash anyone - journalists, indie-bands (“I’ve got an Epiphone guitar – I’m so indie” they sneer) - but they’re sneering from a position of musical strength. Mostly they’re like a camper Art Brut while ‘Halfway to Streatham’ is full-on punk-pop... their cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ shows their musical sense is way above the level of piss-taking clowns. If you want the full music/ good laugh package (think Half Man Half Biscuit), Subliminal Girls deliver.
Their hearts were full of spring
Wonderful indie pop six piece from South London, led by evil tunesmith Makus.
"Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring specialise in pure wide eyed heartbreaking pop and they play it like no-one else"
"Splendidly crooned vocals grasp the hands of Sparklehorses most wondrous melodies and cuddle up to early Mercury Revs psychedelic tinged orchestration" - God Is In The TV Zine
Amy Blue make beautiful, dark and electrifying music that's different from every band you've heard this year. Pitchfork said they were "pretty clever actually". And SPIN like them. Billy Corgan liked them enough to not take them to court. RedHeadedStepChild Records put them on their record. They were the prime movers in the genre of NuGaze until the NME ripped them off and have been happily distancing themselves from overused hyperbole ever since, pigeonhole this you motherfuckers
My first radio
"My First Radio combine the fragile atmospherics of Engineers, Mogwai and Redjetson with the mashed up effects pedal punk of Bloc Party and add the vocal kick in the nuts of Six By Seven and latter day Primal Scream. Shoegazing with size twelves." - God Is In The TV "...
Time space repeat
Time. Space. Repeat. is an ever shifting gestalt entity of spirits contained within the glass jar of London.There are currently five of them, but there is a collective approach and it's not unknown to have violinists and sometimes trumpeters involved as well. The sound has variously been described as optimistic post-rock, shoegaze, lovely and the sound of every great guitar band of the last 20 years.
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