Great lost Liverpool band The Stairs have just reformed, and are literally playing their first gig in a couple of decades tonight at The Kazimer.
They were basically – very basically – The Stones to The La’s Beatles, writing neat R&B nuggets that sounded like hit after hit…except none of their material ever really troubled the charts. That’s not to say it was bad – far from it, their love of the 60’s shone through on tracks like ‘Weed Bus’ and ‘Flying Machine’, and they were far more reflective of the way 1965-68 actually sounded than, say, Oasis a few years later.
I say all this because today’s New Music Of The Day comes from The Foetals, a band who’s debt to the 60s goes a lot deeper than that pun of a name. Manchester mainman Jolan Lewis obviously knows his Strangeloves from his Chocolate Watchband, because ‘Nothing’ – premiered below – is the latest of his tunes to convey a sense of the 60s so accurately that you wonder if he even created them at all, or just found a load of unreleased garage rock gems down the back of Shel Talmy’s sofa.
Nothing is taken from The Foetals’ upcoming debut LP Meet The Foetals (of course it’s called that), which is due on December 4 via PNKSLM Recordings on limited edition 12″ vinyl, as a special edition deluxe package and digitally. Incidentally PNKSLM will be donating the label’s profit from the vinyl sales of the record to Cancer Research UK.
Check the tune out: