One of the most bewildering things about modern life is the fact that there are people whose entire job revolves around trying to convince a search engine to put a certain page towards the top of it’s results. Films are clearly not a band who have been trained in even the most basic of Search Engine Optimization techniques, scouring for information more fruitless than vainly inputting symbols and hoping google points you to a witch house act.
This much is known: they’re from Leeds. They’ve managed to make a MySpace page look half decent which, in this day and age, is no mean feat. And most importantly, they make some of the most intriguing music that you’re likely to hear throughout the whole of 2011. Folk is generally considered a dirty word, and with good reason, but when it’s lessons are applied correctly they can be beguiling and engaging, and the twinkling of guitar teamed up with hearty, wholesome vocals makes something more than the sum of it’s parts. In parts, it even feels somewhere close to being hip hop, a mixture of aggression and suppressed energy. It might be akin the finding a needle in a haystack in finding their online presence, but that’s far more concrete than having to rely on words to describe the bizarre concoction that makes up these backwards pop songs.
Films – Breezeblocks
playing The Castle Hotel, Manchester on Friday 4th along with Fiction.