Ahead of opening for Danish punk quartet Yung tomorrow night at The Shacklewell Arms, Maxwell and Angus from The Bodies picked a few songs for us in preparation for the show. Have a listen below:
Bad Breeding's 'Vulnerable Hands' from their album S/T - a heavy footed stumble-drunk lullaby for the greater London housing authority.
A rolling barrage of atonal belching which, at its climax, discovers itself as a bramble bush of electric thorns.
A warm hug at arms length. The song bridges the intimate and spacey in a melancholic micro-opera. Sounds like when your mate finally tells you why he's been acting weird.
A band trying not to be a band and failing but in a good way. The textures fall into uncanny valley in a manner almost as disconcerting as the droplessness of this 10 minute brain fingerer.
This gorgeous left-to-righter flutters through its unhinged centrepiece and slips off into the ether like a passing thought.
I saw This Is Not This Heat earlier this year and it was a very special concert. To do justice to such complex arrangements - letalone ones that have not been performed in something like forty years – is no mean feat.
We are playing some shows with Less Win in June. Their upcoming album is phenomenal, and I hope that it reaches the audience that it deserves.
My parents used to play this album a lot. For me this song juxtaposes an eight year old me sitting in the kitchen with a twenty year old me sitting at the desk at night in my university halls bedroom.
A cover of an Odyssey song by Tindersticks, and from another record that my parents played a lot. The unmistakable sound of Nottingham.
Fifty years of hurt never stopped me dreaming.
Yung, The Bodies and Tears perform at The Shacklewell Arms tomorrow night (14/6/16). Grab your tickets here.