Being Beta

Exercises in the higher banter with One of 26. Elsewhere called 'poet of adland'. By a whipple-squeezer. Find out why being beta is the new alpha: betarish at googlemail dot com

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New favourite things

1. The Horrors: I know, I know; thin hipsters with devilish cheekbones and a thinner talent. But then blow me if second album Primary Colours isn't blooming brilliant. Dave Gedge meets Krautrock meets My Bloody Valentine. With some extra rinky dink piano straight outta the Wigan Casino thrown in on top. Sod melody, let's art rock! And you can download 'Sea Within A Sea' from their site too. (Thanks to Thunk for the tip.)

2. Garfunkel & Oates: So Copybot yesterday sent this round:



Which made me laugh no end. Turns out that these two are comedy actresses and what have you, and this isn't their day job. I think they need to turn that round. They're funny in the way that most musicians doing comedy are, but crucially their charm doesn't outlast their stay. You can hear more here.

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