Saturday, 11 September 2010

The Naked and Famous

The Naked and Famous first came to my attention when I heard Young Blood and I was totally blown away. It still remains my favourite song of this year so far. There have been a fair few bands emerging from Oceania over the last 2 years and it is a trend I'm enjoying. With the release this year of their d├ębut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, they are all set to enter the UK psyche. It really is a superb and diverse album.

Plastic Flowers

it was a sad day indeed when Casiotone for the Painfully Alone ended his long run of lo-fi marvel. However, fear not, step up to the plate the young pretender in the red corner, Plastic Flowers. Sean Earl Beard (I so hope that is actually his real name) has the potential to take over the lo-fi crown. His first single is due for release next month and Drive Me Home is outstanding. He has the ability to imbue a fuzzy-warm feeling like a real fire on a cold winter's night. Definitely one to watch.