Saturday, 23 March 2013

Something for the Weekend #16 Transept

Monday sees the arrival of album number two for Norwich electro drone trio Transept and I managed to pick up an early copy to see me through the weekend. Their first album was a highlight of 2011 and they seem to have developed from their impressive support slot for Godspeed You! Black Emperor at the UEA. Aside from winning unlikely album title of the year (I've seen them) Buff As Fuck balances delicate folky twiddles with droning synths, whilst first single Muscle Beach (below) builds like Fuck Buttons backed by a marching band. An interview with the band and a stream of the new album can be found HERE.

[VO fact: the unique vinyl artwork was printed by Norwich Owl Jo Stafford.]

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Something for the Weekend #15 Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

I don't know much about Cambridge based Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats but if the rest of their forthcoming album Mind Control also sounds like the stoned ghost of John Lennon fronting Queens of the Stone Age, it could very well be quite special...