Thing of the Day
Rock In Your Pocket rub your ultra...
June 3rd 2011
Beddoes is back fronting a new band called ROCK IN YOUR POCKET,
meanwhile Greg Feldwick, otherwise known as SLUGABED has his Ninja Tune
debut ready to go and Barnsley’s GOLDSOUL have some no messing swagger
ROCK IN YOUR POCKET have their debut single, Doubtbox, ready to go on June 6th. The Bristol based band are driven by the voice of one Charlie Beddoes, one time of Rub Ultra amongst others, she sings, plays bass and leads the three piece. Charlie is not to be messed with and who needs a review when you can watch, listen and make up your own mind, don’t you just love the world wide web of instantness. There’s three of them in the band, they call it post-punk gutterdub rock'n'roll, you can call it whatever you want, sound like a no mess rock band to us, go explore for yourselves, our work is done here for today…
no no, our work is not done here today, there’s still time for words
and reviews and things, here’s a couple of new singles that have caught
our ears this week:
SLUGABED – Moonbeam Rider (Ninja Tune) – Greg Feldwick AKA Slugabed, newly signed to Ninja Tune and newly delivering a fresh slice of very bouncy springy left-field full bodied electronica. This five tracker comes laced with instrumental funk, electronic soul and a an old school undercurrent of Jean Michel Jarre in there with the glitch and the deliciously unobvious bass line. Lots going on under the surface of these tunes, lots of rather original ingredients gone in to make some rewarding left field electronic funk driven refinement. – www.ninjatune.net
GOLDSOUL – Blood Red (Of National Importance) - Well they’re not exactly breaking any new musical ground here, and those lyrics about getting up and getting high and heading for the city of lights may not have that much depth to them, but then you don’t need ground-breaking depth every single time do you? Sometimes a healthy slice of primal raw-edged rock delivered with a big dollop of driving rocking ‘proper’ attitude will more than do, won’t it? This two track debut is pretty much a straight down the line no messing rock’n roll stomp, bit of an Oasis swagger, when Oasis were really going for it in a no nonsense straight down the line turn-it-up and just rock-out glam-stomp of a way. Bit of a Primal Scream thing here, bit of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club feel, BRMC without Goldsoul ever wanting to be American about any of it.
This is simple, big-amped no messing English rock ‘n roll stomp. Anyone remember that vastly underrated band from Liverpool called The Black Velvets? Put out a handful of great singles and a killer album. GoldSoul are from Barnsley, they rock, they could almost be The Black Velvets (that is meant as massive compliment),. Love this, they got a nice big primal glam stomp going, they got their amps humming, they’re cranking it out and they got it all down with just the right amount of swagger, energy and knowing attitude, they’re a blast, they rock, simple as that – sometimes simple as that is all you need. Not heard of them until a couple of hours ago, hope there’s more than just this killer debut single, hope they back it all up live…
Blood Red is out on June 6th…
And now our work here is done... for today.