Whilst I'll never be mistaken for a teenager, I am frequently bored. And there'll be no waffling on from me tonight on account of me being the chairman, innit!? Might feel more like prattling on tomorrow, maybe's not. Catch you on the flipside...
And not related musically but keeping up the TV theme, the next instalment of Sounds Of Sweden is these two guys with televisions on their nappers ala Man or Astroman.
SOS (Sounds of Sweden) presents:
Sweden's answer to The Postal Service, TELEVISION KEEPS US APART and quirky Glasgow troubadours ZOEY VAN GOEY
Friday, March 23, 9PM, 4GBP entry - Bacchus, 80 Glassford Street, G1 1UR, 0141 572 0080
For our April outing, we're showcasing the freshest in fresh young talent!
Television Keeps Us Apart has been compared to The Postal Service, and justifiably so. They combine mechanical beats with backing tracks and poppy hooks to create some truly infectious tunes. Single 'Ticket out of here' is irresistibly catchy tender pop with upbeat electronics. Not much is known about the young duo of Carl Sunesson and Axel Yngvell, who met as students in Linköping, a university town south of Stockholm. They toured Sweden in autumn 2006, but have been hidden away in the studio recording their debut album, so this will be their first outing of 2007.
Zoey Van Goey is a band made up of Matt Brennan, Michael John McCarthy, and Kim Moore. Hailing from Canada, Ireland, and England respectively, they assembled rather accidentally in Glasgow and now happily make music together. Making their debut performance in September 2006, this band is brand new but already drawing favourable comparisons to adventurous trios like Yo La Tengo and Deerhoof. Packing out shows in Glasgow, Zoey Van Goey are quickly gaining a reputation for their beguiling live performances and onstage banter. Quirky, talented, and cheerfully subversive, the three multi-instrumentalist ragamuffins trio flirt with Casio keyboards, laptops, violas, and accordions, in addition to the more traditional fare of guitars, drums, and vocals.