Thursday, March 06, 2008


I heard this band performing a live session on 6Music's (uniformly excellent) Tom Robinson show and was struck by the subtlety, complexity and listenability of their songs. They're not obviously influenced by anyone, but for a thumbnail sketch think Elbow and Coldplay, with a dash of Radiohead and Kraftwerk.

Formed in 2005 Ben, Jim and Rob studied music at Southampton University and use laptops, keyboards and controllers to complement voice, trumpet and guitars. They eschew backing tracks and emphasise that their preferred environment is live performances.

Their first studio album is marked for release in Spring, but you can download full versions of all their songs from their website

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