What's this? New (or at least contemporary) music on Domino Rally? Well I never...
sure that all the cool kids will have been blogging this lot with a
vengeance for yonks. But we've never been cool and, while we're not
quite New Music For Middle-Aged Men, it's been some time since any of us were kids. So here are The Spinto Band.
The Spinto Band - Brown Boxes
The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy
influences are pretty obvious - Flaming Lips, Pavement, Talking Heads,
XTC, etc - but so what? They've been listening to the good stuff, at
This album came out in the UK earlier this year but I
didn't catch up with them until they did these two tracks on Jools
Holland's TV show earlier this month, which means I missed out on their
recent tour - maybe next time.
Look - it's undemanding pop music
and like I said, the influences are fairly obvious. But this album
cheered me up no end last night - some great tunes with cool lyrics and
an infectiously energetic approach to song writing. Everyone loves a kazoo, right?
However, I do worry that, in "Oh Mandy", they've created a rod for their own backs - that song is so good. What d'you think?
Visit - SpintoBand.com
Visit - The Spinto Band on MySpace
Buy - "Nice And Nicely Done" by The Spinto Band