Tuesday 23 November 2010

Abolish the monarchy and buy indiepop records instead

The next UK royal wedding will be on 29 April, then. The same day Hitler got married, so they tell me. Those who do not learn from history...

Until that toxic day we have more than enough pop music to save our souls, starting today with the new Eux Autres album, 'Broken Bow'. I was listening to this all the way to poor old Stoke-on-Trent and back yesterday, and, somehow, it made everything marginally better.

It's a bold, brassy, melancholy, but ultimately triumphant album, and I can't wait to see them live early next year after missing them like an idiot when they played Indietracks a couple of years ago.

You can download 'Queen Turner' here, and 'Go Dancing' here. They'll improve your day in spades.

Looking forward to records is hard in these days of easy-to-find internet leaks, but I'm proper looking forward to the second Bubblegum Lemonade album, cunningly titled 'Sophomore Release'. I may have made 'You Only Live Twice' available for download before, but fuck it, it's so good that you should download it again.

'Sophomore Release' is available for pre-order from Matinee Records right now, and judging from the tracks I've heard from the album, it's going to make a late dash for those end of year polls. Cuddly, like a favourite jumper this album I reckon.

Whilst you part company with your hard earned on these excellent records, those in the UK might like to ponder on that fact that we're paying for Prince William and that horrendous Sloane he's marrying to be ferried around at their vile celebration of excess. Buying these two releases might not get rid of the parasitic Windsors just yet, but it's a tiny step in the right direction.

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