The Null Device
It's good to run into people who appreciate brilliant, long-forgotten bands few others have heard of.
I went to the Empress Hotel this evening to check out the bands. The first up
was a touring English indie duo named
; two guys
with a guitar and a drum machine singing slightly humorous indie numbers, with a subtle Sarah Records feel in places, only a bit more punk in others.
(Among the songs they did was one about thinness obsession to the tune of Billy Bragg's New England
, and a slightly punky yet touchingly heartfelt rant-over-guitar-strumming piece about having fancied some girl for 10 years and then finally going out with her for two disastrous weeks, which
reminded me a bit of The Cure's So What
), finally ending with a funny little dance to a drum machine pattern. Whilst on stage, they wore white T-shirts, reading "APART" and "APRAT".
Afterwards, I noticed that one of the members of the group (Martin) was
wearing a T-shirt with the Field Mice soundbite "CHOCOLATE LOVE SEX" printed
on it; I asked him whether it was a Field Mice reference, and it was.
It turned out that he used to go and see many of their gigs when they were
around (late 80s/early 90s), and was into the whole
Anyway, we ended up talking a bit about bands and such.
He also mentioned that Partition have
written one Field Mice-inspired song, but they didn't play it tonight, as it's
not finished yet.
Anyway, Partition seem like a fairly interesting outfit; with any luck
they'll record something soon.
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