29 Jul 2010

TOW on BBC 6 Music Introducing: The Lone Taxidermist & Botched Fairytale

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

The Lone Taxidermist - Bijoux Boy

The Lone Taxidermist aka Natalie Sharp is a one woman howl-inducing music making machine. From Manchester but now based in London - TOW guesses that gothic psych electro may be the correct way to describe her, but in all honesty The Lone Taxidermist sits quite squarely in a league of her own. Bijoux Boy is our favourite, hear that on her myspace page, but this video is for Road Kill, another equally interesting and, well, howly tune. Big up to Skopjemusic for the video - check out more great indie videos from him here.

Botched Fairytale - The 06 Census
So very little is known about Botched Fairytale, except that Mariel McCormack and Marie O'Hara are from Longford in Ireland and, like The Lone Taxidermist, can equally sit in a category all their own. The two girls do everything themselves - recording, mixing, mastering, the lot. TOW has tried to put a finger on influences but can't quite pin it down. They seem like a band that Thom Yorke would fall immediately in love with - look out world, here come Botched Fairytale, with their woozey guitars, accordions and those haunting vocals that will keep you coming back for more. If you email them at botchedfairytale@gmail.com they'll personally post you a copy of their album. Lovely.