Tuesday, May 19, 2009

danny littleton

i am not going to write much about this, it sounds nothing like the hated, but you should check this out if you like littleton / ida...


very, very nice. it's from 2002 and was originally released in japan by saidera records / last affair records. there is a second cd, but i think it was more ambient, i haven't ever got round to ripping it, so i guess i didn't like it as much. the final track 'down in the valley' is from 1988 and features both littleton bros. elizabeth mitchell is on 'just run'. enjoy.

Friday, May 08, 2009

stupid acting smart

i stole this demo tape of utterly obscure scottishmo from my long lost buddy, steven j carlin. he kept telling me how great this band was, and finally he played me the tape. he was right. so i took it. it was done with the express intent and purpose of making some f- ripz to release into the general population at large, which was sort of done, but probably still no-one is listening to this band so here i am, exposing them to 9 more people. i suppose i could post the tape back to him but he kept promising me he was going to visit norwich and i could give it to him in person. so i will continue to use this tape as a bargaining chip to try and get him down here...

anyway, i am not sure when this dates from, i seem to have written down 1994, but that seems unlikely, listening to it. the music is sweet indiemo that fits easily with bands such as ribbon fix, rainer maria, jejune, pohgoh and samuel, so i would suggest it is more likely to be 96 / 97. i believe they were pre-stapleton too, but that could also be a mistaken idea from a drunken evening at some gig in glasgow with the man carlin. the music is exceptionally accomplished for a demo of a band that probably played 4 gigs and split up without anyone giving a shit. stupid acting smart do the melancholy jangle on these 6 songs, trading male and female vocals as required. the music is gentle but persuasive, the tunes are good, and if you are as smitten by this kind of music as i am then you can't help but fall in love.

go listen and see what i mean. if you are the kind of dork who gets all excited about indiemo bands from 15 years ago that nobody cares about, then i think you'll be rather happy.