Glasgow trio Baby Strange are the first band on, they have a punk sound with some punchy hooks, songs such as ‘Want It/Need It’ and current single ‘Pure Evil’ have the ability to get the crowd jumping up and down and ‘Mess’ is slightly more melodic with catchy chords. The band seems to have a lot of confidence already and although they are not doing anything particularly original I wouldn’t bet against Baby Strange appearing on plenty more line ups.
I recently wrote about this band after seeing them for the first time at the XFM Xposure All Dayer in January. They were a definite highlight of the day so I headed down to watch them again at their single launch show which took place at the Sebright Arms on Tuesday.
John Kennedy’s XFM Xposure All Dayer has introduced many to some big names over the years, notably The Horrors, Friendly Fires, Mystery Jets and Jamie T to name but a few.
“From The Shacklewell Arms to Shepherds Bush Empire in a year” frontman Fred Macpherson reflects halfway through Spector’s sold out show, After years of grafting and gigging with his previous bands, firstly with Les Incompetents, then with Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, Macpherson has surely now proved his worth in the indie hall of fame.
American duo Tweak Bird has come back (in due time) with album no. 3 and is promoting it by touring with legends the Melvins in the US. Sadly, what sounds like one of the best nights ever isn’t coming to the UK, we’ll have to wait until they come here separately.
I am very much looking forward to Scottish band Errors’ mini-album New Relics, which is set for release on October 1st on Rock Action Records. The band has released a video for Ammaboa Glass to give us a taste of what we can expect. Expect the unexpected…
After their recent Rough Trade in store show, which saw the queue to get in stretch right around the block, Moon Duo have confirmed the release of their second full-length LP ‘Circles’ for Oct 1st on Souterrain Transmissions.
This Week's Must Hear
Based in London and Brighton, recently formed Last Heir are currently writing and recording their debut EP.
Comparisons can be made to 90’s grunge bands but Last Heir also have a unique sound of their own, catchy riffs and strong vocals from frontman Josh Rowley set this 3 piece apart from a lot of other new bands.
A friend (the editor of Electric Grapevine) said to me recently:
"I was displeased to discover that Rihanna’s album 'Talk That Talk' is
number one this week. BUT guess how many albums she had to sell to claim
the top spot. One million? 100,000?? Surely at least 10,000??? No. Just a