There is a great program showcasing new music on WOXY.com called “The Waiting Room.” This week they will feature UK acts appearing at SXSW 2010. Original airing is tonight for Part I and details can be found here. I’m really looking forward to both lineups. If you miss it, check out the podcast.
I’ve created a companion to go with the broadcast. You can go directly to each artist’s MySpace page to listen to their music. And for a few bands I’ve included a description, links to a random album review and interview if you’d really like to know more. 😉
Race Horses – Debut album released this year, “Goodbye Falkenberg”. Very poppy. Reminiscent of 60’s bands.
Standard Fare – “The Noyelle Beat” will be released the end of this month. They list influences like Belle & Sebastian, The Lemonheads and Fleetwood Mac.
Fyfe Dangerfield – The Guillemots frontman has an album out called “Fly Yellow Moon” which he recorded between projects.
Best Fwends – Think Beasties and you’ll get the idea. “Krusher” is a tour EP which includes some other bands. They are now living in the States.
The Jim Jones Revue – These guys remind me of a Jerry Lee Lewis revival with fuzzy feedback and a heavy dose of the blues. Kind cool combo. Lead guitarist, Rupert, is Beth Orton’s brother. This band has several big-name fans like Mick Jones and Bobby Gillespie and have supported The Dead Weather. Album name: “Here to Save Your Soul”
The Lovely Eggs – Male/female duo that plays what I personally consider 90’s style indie music.
Christopher Rees – “Devil’s Bridge” is Americana-style, country tinged storytelling.
Cate Le Bon – “Me Oh My” is the album title and Cate has worked on the Neon Neon project if you’re familiar with that.
Marina & The Diamonds – Not a band, but rather a solo artist. And from what I gather, she’s comparable to Florence + The Machine though I haven’t heard enough to say that’s true vocally.
Codeine Velvet Club * – Self-titled album to be released next month. This is Jon Fratelli’s new project if that gives you an indication of what to possibly expect. I’ll leave it at that!
Allo Darlin’ – Imagine writing a song with Henry Rollins in the title accompanied by a ukulele and making it work? You get the idea. Though from reading the review below (which is a great review, btw) it sounds as though some songs on their eps haven’t made it to the full length.
The Unthanks – Mercury Prize nominee 2008 ::: Toy Horses ::: Sweet Baboo ::: Broadcast 2000 ::: Fanfarlo ::: Slow Club (Album Review) ::: Trembling Bells * ::: Broken Records * ::: We Were Promised Jetpacks * ::: Band Of Skulls ::: Colin MacIntyre aka Mull Historical Society * ::: Frightened Rabbit *
* indicates artist is from Scotland