The second new release on Plastic Pop we're featuring is from Nervous Twitch. The tunes on here have a very 1976 feel, with full on vocals, a hundred mile an hour pace and a definite attitude. There's relentless guitar, passionate angry vocals, courtesy of Erin Van Rumble, hard and thudding bass. All the tunes - This Modern World, Baby I’m Bored, Ask Me Why and Stuck In The Mud - come at you hard and strong, with themes of youth and frustration and alienation. They describe their influences are seventies punk and sixties girl groups - The Ramones meet The Ronettes - which is spot on. Get your copy from the Plastic Pop website.
Some great new releases on Plastic Pop right now. West Midland boys The Ganders have a three track ep, which features their hard-edged brand of soulful blues, forged from a musical lineage that goes right back to the late sixties, yet still manages to sound contemporary and vital. There are three tunes on the ep - Slipping In, Dirty Soul and Feeling - all of which boast tough riffs, bluesy vocals and straight ahead bass and drums. The band is made up of Daz Jordan, Dan Hickman and Paul Byrne and, on this evidence, they are well worth watching. Get your copy from the Plastic Pop website.
Almost a year ago, we said that "The Spitfires are about to launch an incendiary blast to the portals of complacent, contemporary Britain". Events since then have confirmed that view. We trailed the new single Tell Me last week and this is the video, directed and filmed by the award winning Joanne Postlewaite, which is brimming with passion, anger and commitment. Forget the reunions and revivals, this a band who are talking for - and to - the clued up elements in the Britain of today. The sartorial touch is spot on as well. And we do like those tassle loafers.