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September 10, 2006

THE MACCABEES – Precious Time (CD & 7″ Single)

Precious Time CoverFiction 1704600 / 1704043: 4th September 2006
1. Precious Time (Steve Lamacq Live Session)
“Pound for pound and cheek to cheek, a cheek paler than the lamp light, take me down to light the box, I’m playin’ Super-Scalectrix”
2. X-Ray (Filthy Dukes Society Remix)
“And with this power, she can see, through solid objects, like you and me”
3. X-Ray (Filthy Dukes Society Remix Edit)
“She’s the flutter in my heart, the spring is in my step, my empty head, sees the lump form in my throat, the view in my minds eye”

This was going to be a “Fan-Club Only” single but they decided to release it in limited quantities to the general public as well.  ‘Precious Time’ is a soulful slice of Art-Rock with a great chorus of “You’ll need heart, and you’ll need courage”.  The brilliantly named Robert Dylan Thomas (Any relation of James Dean Bradfield?) is the drummer and the star of this track.  The Drums that start at 2.29 are probably some of the best you’ll witness all year.

The ‘Filthy Dukes Society Remix’ of The Maccabees’ first single ‘X-Ray’ is the reason why you need to get this release.  Wave upon wave of distorted Guitars build for a full minute before the killer Bass line kicks in.  The nervous sounding vocals recall Robert Smith but the music is what you’ll really be listening to.  Filthy Dukes have taken all the best elements of the original and grafted on wondrous new sounds to create a mix that is superior in every way to the original, while still retaining it’s spirit.  It would be great if The Maccabees drafted in Filthy Dukes to produce their whole album.  The ‘Edit’ is half the length and therefore half as good.

Click here to download an hour-long mix by Filthy Dukes called ‘Nation Of Shop Keepers/02’.  It features the likes of Jim Noir, Devo, Justice, Hot Chip, New Order and Klaxons.

Click here to watch the mind-meltingly good video for ‘Latchmere’ on YouTube.

The Maccabees Website / The Maccabees MySpace Page
Filthy Dukes Website / Filthy Dukes MySpace Page

September 10, 2006

THE INDELICATES – We Hate The Kids (7″ Single)

We Hate The Kids CoverSad Gnome Records SG0601: 31st July 2006
1. We Hate The Kids
“And there’s always a monk to get set on fire, and there’s always a crack-head charismatic liar, and there’s always a depth to which you can aspire, and there’s always a teenager due to expire”
2. Burn All The Photographs
“She’d angled the barrel in to her chin, the last of the face cream still smeared on her skin”

‘We Hate The Kids’ is The Indelicates’ attempt to write no less than an anthem for our times. They cast their eyes over the state of Popular music and find it sadly lacking. It’s a song for a time where Simon Cowell unashamedly reduces Pop to a pure commodity, a time where things like passion, depth and integrity are entirely expendable. It slowly builds to the point of bursting while Simon and Julia spit out lines steeped in venom. I would say they have succeeded, this is the definition of an anthem.

‘Burn All The Photographs’ is a solo performance by Julia in the style of Kate Bush fronting Muse. It can’t hope but feel inferior next to an A-side of such quality.

Julia We Don’t Live In The 60s mp3
New Art For The People mp3
Vladimir mp3
Waiting For Pete Doherty To Die mp3

Click here to watch a vitriolic live performance of ‘We Hate The Kids’ on YouTube.

This 7″ can be ordered from Sad Gnome Records by click here.

Lastly, click here to get the lyrics, then print them out and nail them to the door of your local corporate record shop…. whoa, disregard that last statement, this song’s got me a bit over hyped.

The Indelicates Website / The Indelicates MySpace