Thursday, June 07, 2007

Esiotrot Session

Just a quick one as i'm tired and fancy an afternoon nap.
Esiotrot - yes named after the Roald Dahl book - are a seven piece from Kent and are part of the Mentalist Association, a collective "make zines, put on shows, make art and release cdrs and real cds." They capture Roald's quirky and childish sense of fun in a net of bouncy guitars, laconic vocals and sprightly brass lines, making for a charming, energetic mixture of sounds not unsimilar to bands like Los Campesinos! and 4 Or 5 Magicians. They play songs about dancing to My Chemical Romance, being a nice guy in a world of bad boys and obscure artists, which all point the finger to that dreaded word...twee, and yes sometimes it verges on cutesy but its just great sprakly indie pop the rest of the time.
They have an album, Schmesiotrot, through the Mentalist Association and they did a live session for Huw Stevens' Radio 1 show last week, which is here for your audible enjoyment.
That wasn't very short, sleepy time.

Esiotrot - Bethany I Concur
Esiotrot - My Chemical Romance Saved My Life
Esiotrot - Emily Scott
Esiotrot - Oskar Kokoschka


At 5:01 AM , Blogger jamila FUCKING DANCE said...

been hearing loooooooooads about Esiotrot lately. not 100% sure whether i really like them or really don't yet.

At 7:50 AM , Blogger Tim said...

i'm not 100% sure but i do quite like some of it. It can get a teeny bit grating sometimes tho

At 11:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you please re-post "my chemical romance saved my life"? It's a really sweet song and it appears I missed the boat on it.


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