…only then I was searching for pictures of girls and adding them as friends. Man, I must have been the saddest 16 year old alive. or maybe not, given the amount of terrible things I have come across on the internet. at least i don’t spend my days editing and recording youtube videos of me scoring a goal on a football game and dubbing real life commentary over the top of it (finding that video was the highlight of my Tuesday, highlighting the fact that I am not the saddest person on the planet)
Anyway, this morning, inbetween eating rice crispies (or, at least asda’s cheap version of them) and playing various online games (maybe i am that sad…) I have found time in my busy schedule to go trwaling through Myspace to try and find some bands that I like. A few years ago, this found me the wonderful kitty conehead on fire who have since… done nothing. Hopefully today’s bunch of hopefuls will fare better in the long run. Most of them are from London anyway, so at least there’s a remote chance of me seeing some of these.
First up are ‘The Stars of Sunday League’ who, despite the relatively strange name, are not the kind of indie fodder dollowing in the wake of The Enemy that you’d expect. in fact, they make some pretty nice folksy music. Indeed, anyone who claims to have part-time backing vocals from the amazing Emmy the Great can be said to be doing well for themselves. If you’re into the kind of thing that may one be on an advert or sounds a bit like malcolm middleton (sorry, he’s a scottish folk singer) or are into the kind of thing that you’d want to listen to after 3 ciders at an afternoon picnic and/or barbeque, then I highly suggest you given them a listen. After re-reading that last sentence, I realise I sound horrible. But honestly, I do like Stars of Sunday League. Even more than I like Sunday League football. And I love Sunday League football.
Next up is Wikipedia.Org, who can be a bit of a hasle to find unless you’ve got a link but nevermind, there you go. that’s what bands do these days, like someone calling themselves Various Artists to fuck over people with iPods. That’s what’s cool and we’re sticking to it. On top of the highly relevant name, they also make some pretty interest music. Some of it highly lo-fi, some of it exciting and some of it catchy. At time they verge on glitch pop music, and the electronic influence within them is clear from more than just their name. Could be the kind of sound that you’re going to hear at yr local indie disco in the coming months for the boys with the haircuts to dance to and the girls to set as their facebook (or is it twitter?) statuses at. If yr only going to pick one song to listen one myspace to, then I’d suggest I’m Dead, the first one on their lovely Myspace player. Maybe that’s because it sounds the one most like the lovechild of Internet Forever, Daniel Johnston and Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. If that’s not to yr taste, I’d go for Sebastien, which sounds more like something Metric would have done.