Sunday, 27 June 2010
Antarctica Takes It are not a bunch of polar bears. They are sweet kids that like to kiss, play, clap hands, hug each other and do some awkward dancing. They come from Santa Cruz and, a while ago, they delivered handmade-packaged debut “The Penguin League”. The sound of Tullycraft and The Lucksmiths –accompanied by glockespiel and tambourine amongst others- is all around this band which knows how to produce tender doses of lo-fi indie pop. Singer Dylan McKeever reveals: “I have come here to destroy everything that you held dear.” Lets see if he is serious about that on new album “Constellations” (out now on How Does It Feel To Be Loved). Cute. Cute.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Veronica is a little girl. She has huge starry eyes and a red bow on her hair. She lives in London and falls in love with a ghost. Veronica falls. And then turns into a ramshackle four-piece that plays weird versions of pop romance. The band hails from the now defunct bands The Royal We and Sexy Kids and introduces itself as a new mix of Vivian Girls, The Pastels and Shop Assistants. Debut single “Found Love In A Graveyard b/w Stephen” is out on Trouble Records. Very cool stuff.