Claiming to be an ‘indie supergroup’ is something that very few can do, and even fewer can pull off. But when Grace from the Middle Ones has called you ‘The best band in the world’ and you feature what seems like an ensemble cast of some of Manchester’s finer unsigned bands, then it’s a title you’ve earned.
You might never have heard of The Shrieking Violets, but if you’ve been coming to this blog for any amount of time then you’ll have read many love letters to members of it’s tributary acts – from Jam on Bread to Mat Riverie as well as parts of The Middle Ones, it’s unsuprising that the noise they make is high on twee plinking and plonking, on harmonies and slow happiness, with little emphasis on production value. Like a nice hazy memory or a good daydream after a very filling lunch on a Sunday, it makes you feel warm and happy inside. Maybe it’s just me.
25 listeners on Last.fm, which is a shame seeing as they have this nice free download for you: