Polite Notice

Polite Notice: The Upsides
June 22, 2009, 8:54 pm
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The Upsides

The Upsides

What do you get when you mix Your Twenties with Metronomy? Well, not much seeing as they’re both now separate entities. But, 25% of Metronomy and 50% of Your Twenties came from the seeds of The Upsides.

I am not sure if they’ve just uploaded some of their old demo’s from back when they were BMXing about in Totnes or whether they’ve met up again and had a ‘jam’. Either way, the songs are quite interesting and certainly sound cleaner than an old teenage demo would be. With the calibre of song writing in the band they’re well worth keeping an eye on.


Polite Notice: We Have Band
June 15, 2009, 3:35 pm
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We Have Band were pretty great when I saw them last year and they’ve just released their best song to date along with the best video I’ve seen all year.

This effortlessly cool trio tick all the right boxes.
‘Man playing his bass slung low?’ check.
‘Whistled chorus?’ check.
‘Sufficiently lovely female member of band?’ check.
‘Synth sample which you love but can’t quite place?’ check.*
‘Cover of Pet Shop Boys on b-side?’ check.
‘Appearance on Kitsune Maison compilation?’ check.

They won the Emerging Talent competition for Glasto this year, and are now playing every day of the festival. Busy.

Buy it here.
Listen more here.

* Just realised the synth sample is taken from The Mae Shi.

Polite Notice: Stenchman – Puking Over
June 11, 2009, 11:24 pm
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Hello to gypsystep