Following on from the some-time series that has one installment so far, I’ve logged back onto myspace and in search of some nice bands to listen to. So far, Trash Kit have given me nothing but happiness, and Wikipedia.org have spent many happy plays on my itunes, so it’s not gone too badly so far.
I’m a sucker for a good band name, or at least an interesting band name. Which is why my computer is filled with songs by ‘Tunes for bears to dance to’ and ‘Giraffes! Giraffes!’. Well, it’s mainly animals in band names that I like, in fairness. Which is why today’s myspace band Doris and the Jumpers are different – they’ve got clothing in their name. They do, however, follow the kind of music formulae that I really seem to like – very few production values, limited focus on the technical abilities of the musicians involved and a female vocalist. God knows what this says about me as a person.
Doris and the Jumpers myspace only has 4 songs, which is a pity as the few that are featured are quite good. The final song, Dust, may only have a measly 5 plays, but it’s fuzzy, mysterious and beautiful in equal measure and is my personal highlight, though the brilliantly titled instrumental ‘On a German Holiday’ is just and entertaining, despite it’s brevity. They’ve no gigs coming up, have a paltry 314 friends, but you should definitely give them a go, if only for the comic cynicism of ‘My boyfriend is worse than your boyfriend’:
Doris and the Jumpers – My Boyfriend is worse than your Boyfriend (demo) mediafire
Doris and the Jumpers – Paintgun (demo)
Oh, and apparently they’re supporting Slow Club at Moho Live Manchester soon. Excellent.