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Girl One and The Grease Guns: (Here Come The) Catastrophe Machines (Squirrel Records, Single, 2013)

El Electropop de Girl One and The Grease Guns nos muestra su faceta más árida en este nuevo sencillo, recién publicado: (Here Come The) Catastrophe Machines.
It’s noisy….and the video is unpleasant and nihilistic in places. And that’s all I need to say about that, really
Añádele las connotaciones que quieras: Noisy, experimental, electrónico… La verdad es que los chicos nos vuelven a sorprender, y esos maniquíes son muy… inquietantes.

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14 noviembre, 2013 Posted by | Girl One and The Grease Guns | Deja un comentario

Girl One and The Grease Guns: Jessica-6 (Squirrel Records, Single, 2013)

Girl One And The Grease Guns SQRL35 Jessica 6 / Bring On The Dancing Horse Meat

Tras aquel Driving without headlights (TJB, Abril 2013), Squirrel Records nos presenta el que es el nuevo sencillo de Girl One and The Grease Guns: Jessica-6, otro bonito corte mezcla entre el mejor Electropop (vía Human League, por qué no) y las melodías vocales propias de gente tan dispar como por ejemplo The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Lo cierto es que el tema es incontestable, y su belleza absolutamente sin par. Los teclados y los adornos accesorios sólo colaboran a mejorarla.
In April this year, Squirrel Records released the debut 7″ from Girl One And The Grease Guns. It went on to be one of the fastest selling 7″s we’ve ever unleashed on the world. Now, this mysterious collective deliver their follow-up… another 7″ release which continues the electro pop approach of the previous single… but this one is even better.
Jessica 6 is 3 minutes of pure pop. Sounding something like The Human League in places, but with a vocal melody reminiscent of The Jesus And Mary Chain, it gets straight to the point and, like all great pop songs, doesn’t hang around for too long. 
Flip the single over, however, and you get the brilliantly titled Bring On The Dancing Horse Meat (Ian McCulloch would be so proud…maybe) which is a twisting, turning nugget of pop weirdness. Strange keyboard sounds, pulsing bass, trebly one chord Stereolab style guitar, slightly unhinged sounding vocals – it starts one way and ends completely differently, stretching itself out over 4 minutes and coming across like… well, we’ll let you make the comparisons for yourselves on this one. Recorded on a damp and dreary cold Spring day out to one of their favourite crumbling old brick buildings within The Ghost Town, and then delivered straight to us at Squirrel Records. With a full album on the way later this year, Girl One And The Grease Guns are shaping up to be one of the most interesting combos out there at the moment” (Squirrel Records)
Os dejo con su vídeoclip y el enlace a Facebook, para que conozcáis más sobre ellos.

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24 julio, 2013 Posted by | Girl One and The Grease Guns | Deja un comentario

Girl One and The Grease Guns: Driving without headlights (Once again) (Squirrel Records, Single, 2013)

Girl One And The Grease Guns SQRL34 Driving Without Headlights (Once Again)Con un montón de sintetizadores y un vídeo retro se presentan Sissy Space Echo, Warren Betamax, Charles Bronson Burner y Bruce LeeFax. ¿Molan sus nombres, eh? Pues su música es un homenaje al mejor Synthpop de los ochenta. Os dejo con el vídeo de su sencillo de debut con Squirrel Records: Driving without headlights (once again).

Who are Girl One And The Grease Guns ? The names on the 7″ sleeve simply say they’re Sissy Space Echo, Warren Betamax, Charles Bronson Burner and Bruce LeeFax. What they play in the band doesn’t really matter, but even the quickest listen to what is held within the grooves of this jet black slab of wax will reveal Sissy Space Echo is certainly the vocalist, at the very least. The names are great, the music is even better. Driving Without Headlights (Once Again) is pure hook laden POP!! It wouldn’t be out of place on The Human League’s Dare album, Yazoo’s Upstairs At Eric’s, or Depeche Mode’s Speak And Spell. Chugging along with a catchy keyboard riff, this one will get in your head and remain there. The flipside, (I’m A) Willing Receiver is something a little different. We’re still in pop territory here, but it’s not as straightforward as all that. Powered along on a drumbeat that is somewhat reminiscent of the classic single Warm Leatherette by The Normal, and with strange sounds and deliberately skewed vocals throughout, the whole thing explodes at the end in a cacophony of noise the likes of which we haven’t heard around these parts since the days of The Manhattan Love Suicides” (Press)

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  1. Driving Without Headlights (Once Again)
  2. (I’m A) Willing Receiver

23 abril, 2013 Posted by | Girl One and The Grease Guns | Deja un comentario


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