Friday, 23 October 2009

Oh momma, I don't care about nothing...

I’m about as likely to go for an impromptu surfing session as I am to go down to Kokomo; even the gnarliest break is some way from troubling North London. But, no matter, for all their West Coast twang and neo-Beach Boy sentiment, The Drums are actually from New York City, so equally unlikely to be as casual in dipping their toes as they seem to suggest. But, aren’t you listening? They don’t care about nothing; not tidal flow, not geographic constraints. Which is probably why they couldn’t give two hoots about citing Manchester’s Factory records as their other influence. Imagine Ian Curtis strumming on a surf board and you’re nearly there. This Manchester-by-Sea soundscape may seem incongruous to some but, for me, it’s the perfect pop paean to new wave nihilism…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OsTUnkqSi4

http://lecool.com/cities/london/newsletters/current.html#event16543

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