Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Middle Ones hit the small time

Grace and Anna play acoustic guitars, sing different vocal lines simultaneously in different keys to each other while both quite possibly out of tune, decorate their bedsit pop with toy instruments and giggle at the silliness of it all. Pop music doesn’t get more charming than this.

They’re like the Marine Girls only somehow more indie, or like Melody Dog only somehow more amateurish. They may never have heard of either of those bands, but instead have a comprehensive knowledge of Sesame Street soundtracks.

The Middle Ones have a four-track 10” out now. It’s the record least likely to ever be played by Tim Westwood. He probably wouldn’t even recognise it as music. It’s fantastic.

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1 comment:

richpassivity said...

This is a great record from a wonderful band that always leave me with a huge grin on my face whenever I see them.