Sunday, January 15, 2006

The Shortwave Set

Finally got round to listening to The Shortwave Set’s ‘The Debt Collection’ LP, released by Independiente last year. The trio are Deptford-based, playing their first gig at The Amersham Arms apparently and make what the sleevenotes describe as ‘wonky psychedelic hangover songs’. This involves a Lemonjelly-like eclectic mix of samples from charity shop records (e.g. Waikiki Beach Boys and Engelbert Humperdinck), but with ‘proper’ songs beautifully sung that put me in mind of Dubstar. Definitely worth checking out - the band start a residency at Soho Arts Club on Monday so that might be a good place to start.

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