20 Jul 2010

TOW on 6 Music Introducing: Brilliant Colours and Nico Teen

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 - Brilliant Colours - English Cities

Brilliant Colours are San Francisco-based three piece Michelle, Jess and Diane who make fuzzed out garage punk rock. Oh no, not more of that TOW hears you cry! This is truly worth putting on your stereo and turning up LOUD. Tuneful, clever and dirty - Tom Ravenscroft played them on 6 Music ages ago, we've just found them and love what we hear. Their single Walk Into The World/ Bad Vibes is out now on Make A Mess Records - we saw it in Rough Trade last week and felt sooo proud. Go and spend cash!

Pick 2 - Nico Teen - Hungry For Love

You gotta love someone whose myspace is /nicoteensillypoo. TOW thought we'd bring you the latest talent from the Israeli independent scene - Nico is signed to AK Duck/Uganda/ Something On The Road Records and was on a recent Wire Tapper compilation. Our ears immediately pricked up, not least because the song was the catchiest of the compilation - actually had lyrics, melody etc. We love The Wire magazine but sometimes it makes us feel like such musical philistines! Spooky lyrics, weird electronics... we love Nico Teen.