This came out in March on new label Towed By The Ghost. It pairs together two Cambridge (UK) bands. I was already familiar with The Puncture Repair Kit having seen them on a few occasions and their song ‘Murder’s Probably Wrong’ comes close to capturing their live charm. The song seems to gallop a little when on stage they seem to swoop and soar – it seems a little ‘sped’ up. No mind, I still really like the band and their indiepop meets folk sound.
Flip the record over and we get ‘Josefina’ by Model Village a band I had checked out via their online presence a few times and they sounded pleasant enough but nothing had bowled me over. But herein lies the folly of relying on online streams as a way to assess a band. Their song on this 7″ is rather fabulous. I’m on about my 8th play of the day already. I love it when a pop song does this to me. I am hypnotised. Rachel Duncan’s vocals are warm and they’re starting to do something a little weird to me. The bands sound comes somewhere between Standard Fare and Camera Obscura. A little less indiepop than the latter – but with a little more finesse than the former. Splendid stuff.