A friend introduced me to The Answering Machine a couple of days ago. His way of selling it to me wasn’t great, but when I checked them out I realised he actually was telling the truth – they’re pretty good. Then I found the picture at the top of this post, and decided that any guitar band that can get out glitter and sport the nerd-chic glasses that bassist Gemma is wearing is ace in my books. The Manchester-based four-piece have spent much of 2008 holed-up in North Yorkshire working on their debut album with the legendary Manic Street Preacher’s producer Dave Eringa. If you get a chance, check them out. They release new single, Cliffer, on 9th March, and it sounds amazing on the myspace page.
We haven’t written much about The Parlotones (pictured right) since we caught them back in 2007. The South African band have just signed up to support Starsailor on their UK tour, and in return Starsailor will support the Parlotones in South Africa. To celebrate their UK return, they’ll be releasing the rather cool single “Overexposed” on 23rd March – cool animated video below.
Whilst checking out our friends over at The Line of Best Fit, we came across an artist they were raving about, Thee Single Spy. Think vulnerable, yet arty, acoustic yet fun. Their piece and interview introduces Thee Single Spy far better than we ever could, so check that out, and expect more coverage over here at TGTF over coming months. If you want to catch Thee Single Spy live, they play the Slaughtered Lamb on 28th Feb.
Been listening to Tellison for a few days now, loving their fast paced indie electro pop. They’ve just announced that they’ll be playing a very special night at the wonderful Kings College in London along with Canterbury, Loverman and Super Tennis. NME commented that “with their jerky dance- punk rhythms smoothed out into melodic choruses the trio pose the best kind of dilemma – should we try and dance or concentrate on learning the words?” – exactly what we think! Tickets are on sale now, priced at £8 each.
Expect more music news as we continue to stumble across new music today, when we should be working on our uni project.