After the steady sleep that comes with music’s annual hibernation through the month of December, the start of a new year has once again seen a burst of life from bands seeking to get a head start on 2011. Brown Brogues spent the entirety of 2010 putting together ramshackle recordings and releasing there lo-fi blues crunk rock racket on a variety of limited run cassettes. It seems that the copming 12 months sees the band aims their sights a little higher, with Suffering Jukebox announcing the the duo are finally to get committed to vinyl, with a pressing of three tracks captured in there trademark bluster and fuzz manner. The under appreciated gem ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ finally gets it’s name in lights alongside ‘Get in the Car’ and live favourite ‘Treet U Beta’, the latter getting it’s own video made in a Labour club in Wigan. Produced by the ever brilliant Manchester Scenewipe, it features cheap drinks, the hokey-cokey and a bit of jumping – much like a normal Brown Brogues gig, in fact
The vinyl is available for pre-order now, and Treet U Beta is doing the rounds as a free download, too.
The Louche F.C. are another band who made ripples in the past 12 months that should hopefully turn into waves of acclaim in the next few. Sways Records are the ones lucky enough to given the quartet their bow, marking it with a limited edition red vinyl. Encompassing two songs, the release should hopefully see the shoegaze tinged psych-pop the band produce finally find ears outside of the city – or, at least, earn them a few more within. The days of playing opening slots for bus fare should be long behind them, either way. The b-side is available for download now, with pre-order links to follow. Get saving.
The Louche F.C. – Only in a Dream