Saturday, 23 July 2011

The Saturday Surf #12

To quote Jarvis Cocker, we’re currently ‘somewhere in a field in Hampshire,’ at The Good Weekend, a new independent festival. So this is a somewhat shortened Saturday Surf, rounding up some of the best new tracks that have appeared on line this week that we haven’t managed to dedicate a full blog post to.

Here are just three songs that we think your ears deserve.

Theme Park – Wax

Talking Heads. It was the obvious reference point that everyone jumped on when they first heard Milk by Theme Park and we were no different. However Wax, one of the two tracks that will feature on their debut single is utterly different. Released through ParadYse, (yes that capital Y in the middle is not a mistake) an imprint under Transgressive Records, Wax is a classy, very English sounding pop song with an infectiously mellow vibe and deliciously smooth vocals. It’s time to open the drawer marked Ones to Watch again.

Wax by Theme Park

Deep Cut – About Face

Deepcut in Surrey is probably best known for its army barracks where four trainees died between 1995 and 2002, arousing significant media interest. Luckily Deep Cut the band has no association with the place, their affiliations being musical ones. We first mentioned them in a New Waves feature back in June and since then the group have played the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury and are readying a single Something’s Got To Give for release. In the meantime this new track About Face has cropped up on line – a propulsive piece of old school indie for fans of bands such as The Joy Formidable, The Primitives and Lush.

Deep Cut - About Face

Metronomy – The Bay (Clock Opera Remix)

Fresh from their Mercury Prize nomination, Metronomy get all shaken up by Clock Opera, a group that have become virtually Breaking More Waves residents since they first appeared here in July 2009. With an album from Clock Opera finally due to make its appearance later this year, we’re already wondering is there a chance of them appearing on the Mercury 2012 list?

Short and sweet, that's this weeks Saturday Surf.

Metronomy - The Bay (Clock Opera Remix)

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