Sunshine on the Westley World -
Nathan Westley reviews these little rays of sunshine
Victim is another name for lover (Custard Records)
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the recent rise in popularity
of 80's culture. Well if you have it may not surprise you to learn that
Sunshine do have something of the 80's about them.
This Czech quartet have melded elements of punk, rock, electro and noise
together to come up with something that is as sterile as The Bravery.
Accompanying the main track, two remixes are also available across the
various formats, one being a Pete Lauder mix which is slightly dirtier.
While the Fischerspooner mix adds a few beeps here and there.
Additional track 'what you've got' is a slightly more straight ahead
rock song, though the electro elements are still there but not as much
in the forefront and is more reminiscent of modern day Jane's Addiction.
Thee Unstrung hail from the vibrant East London music scene maybe unsurprisingly
there is something a little Libertines-esq about them.
They have there feet firmly rooted in London as this guitar pop tune
even name checks both Bow and White chapel Road. This is the kind of
tune you have undoubtedly heard many time before as they aren't exactly
re-writing any rule books, just The Libertines back catalogue instead.
Hey scenesters (Wichita)
This Edywn Collins produced single is a breath of fresh air after listening
to those other tracks. This Wakefield three piece have churned out a
catchy guitar pop single which possesses an addictive riff and easily
memorable nursery ryhme style lyrics which will repeat in your head
over and over.
Do me bad things
What's Hideous (Must Destroy)
This London nine piece hail from the same stable as both Goldie Lookin
chain and The Darkness. Like those previous bands Do me bad things are
Musical Marmite, there one of those bands that you are either going
to love or hate.
This song is a little like something I would expect the Scissor sisters
to come up with, traces of soul and rock are melded together and on
first listen the lounge core breakdown doesn't exactly sound right.
But listen to it again at high volume and on a bright sunny day and
it maybe just seem that slightly more tolerable.