- Mon, 2011-04-11 11:59
Of late we’ve been using this space to introduce you to an array of new musical talent that we think is more than likely to brighten your day/week/year/life, but that doesn’t seem to be getting the props that they deserve elsewhere. We know, our hearts are just too damn big aren’t they?
Well this time around we’ve got two such bands to throw your way. The first go by the brilliantly buttoned-down name Just Handshakes (We’re British), and they play guitar-based indie-pop fronted by a dulcet-toned lady with a wonderfully innocent inflection to her voice. Their sound is quite twee on the surface, but delve a little deeper than the sugary and instantly catchy melodies and you’ll notice the kind of clever and subtle interplay between the instruments that the Strokes have done so well from.
Second up are Joana And The Wolf, another female-fronted, guitar-wielding band, but one with a very different aesthetic indeed. More akin to Bat For Lashes fronting an moody take on The Temper Trap, their music is brooding and mysterious, but still capable of exuding a twitchy energy that gets your toes a-tapping.
Just Handshakes (We’re British) released Falling Over Our Fear on April 4th, and Joana And The Wolf release Hide Me on May 3rd.