COWTOWN (Leeds. Chinchilla Records.)
With a practically sold out 7? on Golden Lab Records, and a totally sold out split 7? on Bloodloss, Cowtown are about to release an album on Chinchilla-Tone (CD), Golden Lab (Vinyl), Catmobile (extra distribution) and On The Bone (downloads)
Delectable chunks of angular no/new wave noisy pop played by people who clearly know what they’re on about (their other bands include Tigers!, Brown Owl, Beards, G-Fang, The Dragon Rapide, Monster Killed By Laser etc). When people talk about Cowtown songs, they always go ‘I like the one with the Hard Days Night chord at the start, and the one that goes, ‘Deneh! Deneh! Deneh-duh-duh! Deneh! Deneh-duh-duh!’. A sound that touches upon Devo, The Beatles, Deerhoof and Link Wray, this is the juiciest piece of summer fruit you’ll taste all year, even if they have been frozen for consumption in late November..but it’ll come topped with the cream of newly added bonus vocals, from Ste (Pifco). PARTY BAND OF THE CENTURY!
Frewheeling dysfunctional big beat drums! Cosmic keys! Mind controlling tone generators! Limb shaking guitars! Shifted sax! Jazz lounge with uncomfortable sofas! Broken R’n'B! Calypso played naked in the fridge-freezer! Euphoric knees-up! Psychedelic forays into wonk pop! Fresh faced fortune tellers! Tear jerkers! Motivational speakers! One Love revivalists!
Forthcoming releases include a split 12? on Upset! The Rhythm with someone as yet unknown, and a split DVD with Talibam! on Chinchilla-Tone. Their faces are also seen in popular beat combos such as Quack Quack, I Had An Inkling (EYE HAI), Sense Or This?, etc
I LOVE SARAH
For those who missed ILS last time in Nottingham then you have another chance to redeem yourself. Making an impossible racked for a two-piece, they’re like The Fucking Champs on a bouncy castle. An impossibly fun gaggle of casio, saxophone, drums, guitar and smiles. Previously supported Boredoms, Cornelius, Battles, Animal Collective to name a few around Europe. Miss at your own peril!!!!
(** JUST ADDED**) PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ (Brooklyn, NYC. feat. Kevin Shea of Talibam!)
Taking their moniker from the Irving Berlin song of the same name - a 1920s slang term meaning to dress eather swanky - Puttin’ on the Ritz is the Brooklyn duo of crooner BJ Rubin and free-drummer Kevin Shea, also of BARR, Get The People, Storm and Stress & Talibam! Together they ramble their way through smoking swing and jazz standards, including such delights as ‘Girl from Ipanema’ and ‘Fly Me to the Moon’. Their performances across NYC - including a show waist deep in sea water at Coney Island - earned them the “Best Punk Comedy Cabaret Act” accolade at The Village Voice’s “Best of NYC 2007? gongs. (Probably playing in between acts, see the below video)
Afterwards, Radar will come to destroy your life...
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