I’m off to see the marvellous Hundred in the Hands tonight at Cargo, so here’s their latest video. The track, in spite of its name, is typically slow-burny and classy. The video features glittery vomit, but no actual pigeons. As far as I’m aware, this single has not been timed as a celebration of pigeonkind’s decision to take vengeance on painfully earnest guitar bands. But maybe we can appropriate it as such. In any case: excellent.
Ah, it’s that time of year again. Love it or hate it (and seemingly this year, mostly, it’s “hate it”) it is LIST TIME. I’m not going to even think about a 2000s list until the start of next year, as I have my usual top 50 of the year to get through first.
This is a personal list, my opinion only, which goes without saying really. There may be some ‘consensus’ choices in there, but they’ll only be in there if I love them. There’s very little objectivity gone into this list. Hopefully there are a few random selections that you might have missed me wittering about earlier in the year – check out some of those.
Click below for the first ten. Next batch will follow next week sometime. Hopefully it’ll be done before Christmas.
AKA Jason and Eleanore, formerly of The Boggs. First thing to note: they no longer have a terribly, terribly off-putting name. Second thing to note: Eleanore’s icy-cool vocals are to the fore now, and that’s all for the good. I was introduced to this by a slowed-down, sexed-up Jacques Renault remix called Undressed in Dresden (free download at RCRDLBL). There’s a curious pleasure in hearing a seductive, drawn out remix and then only later uncovering the simple punchy power of the original. There’s a laboured metaphor in there that I can’t be bothered with right now. Safe to say the original is a bit like Emily Haines fooling around with the Strokes, and that’s enough of a metaphor in itself for one day, indie kids.