MYSTERY JETS – FLASH A HUNGRY SMILE
On their third album, they were the quirky misfits who used odd instruments and had one of their dads in the band, putting on their own gigs at Eel Pie Island and signing about transvestites. Their second saw them become radio 1 mainstreams whilst still retaining their integrity – a huge feat – adding an enormous amount of polish to their work, whilst roping in Laura Marling for some work. Work on their third full length is pretty much complete, and following it’s debut on Zane Lowe’s show last night, they’ve given away the first snippet from the album, Flash a Hungry Smile as a free download. Sample it for yourself
[download from the official Mystery Jets website]
THE PIPETTES – OUR LOVE WAS SAVED BY A SPACEMAN
They’re the indie equivalent of Sugababes given that there are currently no members of the original trio in the twosome, but still the moniker goes on. This is a far cry from the heady days of Pull Shapes, but it’s the lead single from their latest album Earth vs. the Pipettes and, if anything, it might start the petition to get the original trio back together for a reunion tour. Unlike The Libertines’ summer sujourn, it could actually have some passion involved, whilst we’ve all missed the sound of ‘I Like a boy in uniform (School uniform)’.
[download from last.fm]
OH MINNOWS – MIGHT (SUNDERBANS REMIX)
The solo project of a Chris Steele-Nicholson of Semifinalists fame, just put an EP on the evergreen Young and Lost label, who’re continuing their policy of releasing an excellent track for download every fortnight. Brilliant, haunting stuff – get your hands on it by entering your email address at the link below
[Young and Lost signup] [Y&L website]
BAND OF HORSES – FACTORY
Top promote the release of their new album Infinity Arms, the band are giving away the opening track Factory on their official website. It’s the usual BoH fare, which, as you can probably guess, means it’s well worth download
[Band of Horses website]
BLOODY KNEES – BLAND BANNED
The fact that they’ve split up is a huge shame, so if you never got to see them then you missed one excellent live band. Thankfully, their MP3s live on, and last.fm has one of their more withdrawn moments available that wasn’t in my collection, as well as two more raucous efforts. Gone but not forgotten.
[bland banned] [poster boy] [two hands]
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