13 Jan 2010

6 Music: Lucius and Standard Fare

Every week TOW is lucky enough to pick two songs for Tom Robinson's brilliant BBC 6 Music show, the spot goes out every Monday morning at around 2:30am.

Pick 1: Lucius

Lucius are two women making music in an old music school in Brooklyn. The story on their myspace reads as every young wannabe musician in New York's wet dream. Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig found the place on Craigslist - Bromley House in Brooklyn, had been a music school and recording studio for 60 years, now THAT'S positive karma. 

Their debut album Lucius is really very gorgeous, full of beautiful melodies and their voices go together like peanut butter and honey (on toast). Check out TOW's favourite Dear Tom on their myspace page. 

Pick 2: Standard Fare 

Andy, Emma and Danny hail from Sheffield and play some of the purest indie-pop TOW has ever heard. The words to 'Fifteen' are so utterly cheeky and brilliant, set over the quirkiest and happiest of guitar riffs, "Your'e only 15... what was I thiiiiin-kiiiiing...", you know it's only going to get better. 

Released on legendary label Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation it really is independent. 'Indie' gets thrown around so much these days, it's nice to hear a real 'indie' band - doing what indie bands should do in the true, cosy Belle & Sebastian sense of the word.

'Fifteen' is taken from their debut album The Noyelle Beat, which is due out in March.