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Aberdeen's :( (pronounced colon open bracket) have been making odd, twee, electro stylee music for just over a year now. It sounds a bit like someone singing over the music for the really hard levels of Sonic The Hedgehog, or a much better analogy than that. Its just fucking good music. Cute has the great repeated refrain of "You're not the cutest guy in here" over some frantic synth melodies and 8-bit bleeps, sounding a bit like Hot Chip on a sugar high and Twin Chevron Action Flash is more of the same, with programmed beats a plently and some heartfelt vocals, it almost makes you think the computers actually have feelings and emotions. Thats quite a scary prospect if you've just watch Terminator 3 - The Rise Of The Machines like me. Anyway their debut ep First Blood is out now on Must Destroy Records and there will hopefully be a full length appearing sometime this year.
:( - Cute
:( - Twin Chevron Action Flash
Check out more of their tunes on their myspace