Spotlight: The Whip

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I’ve decided to dump the Featured Artists section – it’s not all that noticable up there as a tab anyway.  The format will be the same and I may re-visit a few I’ve written about before.  Let’s kick things off with The Whip.

Check them out & let me know what you think.

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The Whip, UK

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From: Manchester

Websites: http://www.myspace.com/thewhipmanchester / http://www.thewhip.net

Current Album: the band’s debut is due out in March

Status: on tour including several dates w/ Simian Mobile Disco

This electro-pop band is on Fatboy Slim’s label, Southern Fried (signed in August of ’07 with several other labels interested).  Producer Jim Abbiss (Kasabian, Editors and Arctic Monkeys) took the reigns for their debut and there is definitely buzz around it.

The band formed from the ashes of Nylon Pylon which also garnered considerable label attention.  Now they are perfecting their own sound and playing to a growing group of fans. 

Their beats are addictive and will compliment Simian Mobile Disco as they’ll be opening for them this spring.  If you’re lucky enough to attend SXSW this year you might catch them here in the U.S.

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