This band have been on constant rotation in my headphones recently, they hail from Wigan, and signed with Factory for two singles and one album until they got a deal from Virgin a year later. They were hated by the NME, who wrote them off as Smiths rip offs. They’ve probably got a point, but I think that’s a bit harsh, most jangle bands of the late 80s sounded like The Smiths, it was hard not to at that point in time. Anyway, this second single from them is a little gem, always cheers me up.
Okay, I’m going to introduce a band that probably not many know. Their name is “the cabs”, they were a very short lived band but one of my absolute favorite. They’re from Japan and are extremely mathy and screamo-y. Super skramz. Fucking great. Anyway, give them a listen, doesn’t matter that it’s in Japanese, I can’t even understand what he’s saying. GO