The other day, whilst nosing around a few of the links I have posted at the right hand side of this blog, I paid a visit to Spoilt Victorian Child. One of the tracks that they had posted (and they had a sign on the record shop bit saying ‘please free to download and share) was by a band called Ringo Deathstarr. And it was called ‘Some Kind Of Sad.’
Bloody Hell. (Swearing isn’t always a sign of a limited vocabulary, sometimes it’s a sign of complete and utter disbelief).
OK, so I could compare it to Psychocandy-era Jesus and Mary Chain, but the sheer what the heck is perhaps more akin to the shock, wonder, disbelief and goddamn awe of hearing the Mary Chain’s ‘Upside Down’ single (which is so gloriously raw it makes that album seem almost produced).
But that might still be looking for too obvious comparisons. It’s so noisy it’s maybe even more comparable to hearing ‘Stabbed In The Face’ by Wolf Eyes (a track so scary that it kinda makes Suicide’s ‘Frankie Teardrop’ sound like Aqua’s ‘Barbie Doll’).
It’s such a joy to listen to. It will annoy the hell out of some people, divide friends, cause frictions between couples. And quite possibly split ageing indie kids down the middle in the ‘OK who’s side are you on? ‘cos you’re now working for a living, stopped being veggie, and have a CD player in your car, you bloody sellout!’ kinda way.
That’s what music should do.
As far as I can tell, they don’t have a record out as yet. But they’re working on it.
In the meantime, download this track, and go and say hi to them at MySpace, where they have two other tracks ‘Sweet Girl’ -which adds My Bloody Valentine circa ‘Isn’t Anything’ into the mix and ‘In Love’ which sorta reminds me of Joy Zipper jamming with Curve.
In the meantime, if you are completely confused by the bands who I’ve been comparing them to - and I mean all this as a compliment - then go to a record store or an online store and check them out.