Saturday, 9 January 2010
Trisha Yates Fanclub
Spangles, Jim'll Fix It, Spacehoppers, Rubik's Cube - BRILLIANT.
Okay, so there's something slightly too knowing about the name of Stewart Boyracer's new band, the Tricia Yates Fanclub (Trisha being an early 80s character from UK kidsoap Grange Hill - and we're talking pre-Danny Kendall here), but just listen to the music.
I was talking yesterday to a couple of friends about how, although we all love Comet Gain, they - to us - don't really seem to mean it any more. The drunken performances, the no-shows, the way they don't really seem to be bothered about people who take so much from their wonderful songs. This might be a completely misguided preconception, of course, and we hope to see Comet Gain rise again to such blissful heights.
I'm off course here.
In the absence of a Comet Gain you can rely on, why not try the Tricia Yates Fanclub - that's what I'm getting at. Their songs have the same snotty-nosed sass as Comet Gain at their mighty best, and in 'Bruised Underdog' they have one of the best songs Sportique never wrote. They're a bit of fluff alright.