Sometimes a last.fm page says it better than you ever could. Reading Rainbow’s is pretty much all you need to know about them:
Well, maybe it doesn’t say everything, but it’s a bloody good start. Named after the seminal American children’s TV show that ended in 2006 (I hope), they make music that sounds like it was recorded in someone’s basement on out of date equipment – but in a good way. Their songs plod and march along with the hearty disregard of a toddler, featuring the stripped back keyboard and enthusiatic two-part harmonies that you’d expect from someone who’s last.fm page links them to Fungi Girls.
If you’re a fan of the lo-fi/no-fi movement, there’s no way you could dislike this. it’s DIY at it’s very best – the kind of thing that you can listen to on a crowded bus and forget about the horrors of public transport, even if just for a little while. It’s hardly as poppy as the name (and my description) might suggest, but it is noisy, raw and absolutely brilliant.
They’ve got the two above and a LOAD more available to download over at last.fm (who sound like they’ve sponsored this post), so head on over there to get your hands on a load of songs by Reading Rainbow: