Friday, 27 March 2009

Ooh! new Rumble Strips

I'd never heard of The Rumble Strips until fairly recently, when It All Started With Carbon Monoxide posted their excellent cover of Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys Are Back In Town', and now I love 'em; that Agnes comes up with some very good music.

Anyway, 'London' is a taste of The Rumble Strips' forthcoming album, and for the first few seconds, almost sounds like a Morrissey song I reckon (lyrically, at least)... "We're bored, bored to the bone; conversations - some things are best left alone", but it's unmistakably The Rumble Strips of course - all joyful energy, bouncy brass, & pounding drums; not to mention Charlie Waller's splendidly extravagant singing. Roll on June, I say.

London - The Rumblestrips
untitled album - expected June 2009
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Get to one of their gigs if you can -

27 March - Derby : The Rockhouse
28 March - Luton : Charlie Browns
30 March - Mayrhofen : Snowbombing
01 April - Cardiff : Clwb Ifor Bach
02 April - Exeter : Cavern
04 April - Chatham : Tap n Tin
05 April - Gloucester : Guildhall
06 April - Bristol : Thekla

& that fine cover version? here you go...

The Boys Are Back In Town - The Rumble Strips
Alarm Clock ep (2007)
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