Right, so the Arctic Monkeys
have been cropping up all over the place - friends with concert tickets, the NME having little orgasms about a new band (again), blogs mentioning how great they are... so today I did a bit of a trawl of the web to see what all the fuss is about.
Well fuck me.
It's what you get when you combine The Libertines
with the very brilliant The Rails
(kind of like The Subways
meets The Coral
and the, hmm, seven songs I have are brilliant. Turns out they played the lovely Limelight in Belfast two weeks ago tomorrow. Damn.
Oh yes, and I want one of those pink Mardy Bum t-shirts off eBay.
In other news, Elle Milano
are great as well. I like to describe them as 'Bloc Party on sugar', because it sounds like they heard Helicopter and said, "Let's do THAT."
It works, like, but the three songs I have (Swearing's For Art Students, Sunshine In Happyland and Girl Scout Up Late Doing Her Homework) all seem to be at the same tempo and in the same key. Still good.