Friday, 11 April 2008

Akin to the way in which Cristiano Ronaldo...

...has surely already tied up the PFA Player of the Year Award this year, Glasgow's Sons and Daughters have run away with the 'Joe's middle-ranking indie band single of the year' award with 'This Gift'. There's no video for it on Youtube yet, but you can hear it on their Myspace player. The album's pretty good as well, but the single- I can't even begin. Further to what I was saying about Prolapse a few weeks ago, this is what indie guitar music should sound like, not just some twattish schoolboys wearing skinny jeans and affecting cockney accents to sing yet another half=arsed ditty about going to moderately sleazy discos. Full marks for sounding like a countrified Stereolab too, and a pleasing hint of MBV in there. In fact, this is, for my money, the best middle-ranking indie band single since The Duke Spirit's 'Love is an Unfamiliar Name' a few years back. Champion, like.

Joe

4 comments:

Ernesto said...

I love Sons & Daughters... I have missed them several times here in London, though :(

They played once at ULU but I was afraid it would be full of neon-coloured leg-warmer-wearing sixteen year olds. I'm getting old and cranky and reactionary.

I can't believe Ronaldo earns 150,000 a week. It's bloody ridiculous. That could do miracles to feed the world (or me).

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Joe said...

I don't think you should have been so afraid, mate- I'm pretty sure S&D have flown under the radar of the terrifying Nu-Rave teens. They're the embodiment of the indie nostalgists fantasy, I think- you'd be more likely to get trampled at the bar by legions of Guardian readers and economics tutors...

I didn't know Ronaldo was on that much. That's roughly 3 full-payment AHRC outlays! Ronaldo could award two PhD scholarships every week...

Ernesto said...

Oh, more like my kind of crowd, then. :p

Do you like Soledad Brothers as well?

The Ronaldo bit I read here...