piskie sits/the old house
the supersevens series continues with this double bill of totally new names to me, but according to my sources these tracks are receiving the proper attention they deserve by all the right places. both are primarily indie rock of the old school kind, where discordant guitars are made to make noises that scrawl and peel paintwork, and non-melodic vocals do their thing. of the two tracks 'the old house' has a certain arctic monkeys type of appeal with the simple direct (and rather cheeky) lyrics and lots of references to the ultimate in teenage guitar soundtracked sadness - the smiths and their current keeper of the flame, morrissey. in which they plea with a a girl that is truly beyond their lustful reach. wonderful stuff, and while the unusually named piskie sit don't have quite the same quality (yet - this is their debut release after all !), there is something rather endearing in their brand of usa styled alt.rock VIA WAKEFIELD revisionism, which after a few spins becomes very addictive AND APPEALING, especially the hand clap and vocal backup that kicks in during the later parts of the track - i CAN NEVER RESIST A HAND CLAP CHORUS.