Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh Mr Rigsby Come With Me To The Cornershop

Gracious! It HAS been a while but the old bag is back peddling more music fare for your gently cauliflowered but delicately careworn ears. Here are three good reasons why I like Cornershop:

'Who Fingered Rock and Roll' will be the first single off the greatly anticipated next album from Cornershop out on July 27th. For those of you who are big fans - Cornershop will be playing at the Jazz Cafe 26th July. Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres really know how to write and arrange a tune - and I think this is particularly well-arranged. It has just the right amount of pomp and rock'n'roll bluster without completely overdoing it. Great summer tune and wonderful use of old council information film footage.

Moving swiftly on to 'The Roll Off Characteristics (History In The Making)':

There is a fantastic semi-Dexy's Midnight Runner's sound creeping in with the brass arrangement here and this track in particular sums up everything I have always loved about Cornershop and Tjinder Singh's Terry Hall-esque shy-sounding but not shy at all everso quivery voice.

I will leave you with Born Disco Died Heavy Metal - not many people know that Cornershop have been going for nearly twenty years and started off as a sort of metal punk band - some of which I have on some very rare vinyl EP's! Enjoy pop-pickers.

Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast out 27th July 2009.