First up we have Camera Obscura, a band from Glasgow who unfairly in my opinion get dismissed by people as “another Belle & Sebastian, sure they have that twee quality and Tracyanne and Carey are sartorially challenged but there is more to them than just another twee indie band. Live they do try to murder early 80’s pop records, the last time i saw them they did a thoroughly miserable (in a good way) version of Robert Palmer’s Some Guys Have All The Luck.
Here we have their take on one of another Scottish superstar‘s best known hits, Sheena Easton, the sweet little girl from Belshill, Lanarkshire who was corrupted by his purpleness, Prince.
If you don’t own anything by Camera Obscura I suggest starting with the first album Biggest Bluest High Fi after which you will be hooked and want the following 2 albums.
Next we have the Caulfield Sisters with a cover of a song by the third best band ever to grace this planet, I do have a propensity for exaggeration. The Caulfield sisters are a band from Brooklyn formed in 2002 and are hardly prolific in their output. As far as I’m aware their discography runs to one 6 track ep, a dowload only single and one half of a split 7″ single, all
of which can be purchased from American Laundromat Records, who have a great line in tribute albums, I can recommend the Pixies tribute Dig For Fire and High School Reunion.
BTW – You need to go see The Airborne Toxic Event before they become huge, last night in King Tut’s was fucking increadible at the end the audience were dancing on stage with the band. A review will follow.