OK so lardy-jowelled bell-end Bob Crow might be holding London to ransom again today, temperatures may have dropped below zero, and Leslie Neilsen may have finally and tragically snuffed it, but it’s not all Bad News Monday – Wire are back in the saddle and sent us a new track from their forthcoming album ‘Red Barked Tree’. ‘Two Minutes’ is two minutes of classic Wire: jagged guitars, woodpecker drums, and random antogonistic statements that end with the cliffhanger “I’ll you who I hate, on a daily basis…”.
‘Red Barked Tree’ is out 10th Jan. Head to the MySpace for more.
In other news, San Franciscan shoegazers Tamaryn are on these shores this week, coaxing the woozy soundscapes of their debut album ‘The Waves’ out of battered speakers at a selection of salubrious venues. If you’re not familiar with the band watch this.
They play the Hoxton Bar & Grill in London tomorrow (November 30th) before heading to Leeds (Nation Of Shopkeepers) on Wed 1st and Glasgow (Nice N Sleazy) on Thursday. Here’s the lethargic opener of the album as an incentive to get out in the arctic cold and go see.