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Posted on 21 September 2010 by Joe

Introducing… continuing our regular feature looking at some of the exciting acts around that you may not have heard of (yet). Our next instalment features Flipron.

Where are they from? Glastonbury, UK.

Who are they? Jesse Budd – Vocals, guitar, lap steel, accordion, harmonica, ukulele, mandolin, dobro & clarinet;  Joe Atkinson – Organ, piano, some guitar, accordion, backing vocals; Mark – Bass guitar; Mike – Drums, percussion & backing vocals

What do they sound like? Eclectic doesn’t even come close to the mish-mash of styles that Flipron use. Described as music-hall punk, ska, new wave and psychedelic by other reviewers, there’s a bit of everything with Flipron. For us at the clearest influences musically are the Kinks, Pulp and The Auteurs. In terms of dress sense Pulp frontman’s Jarvis Cocker is an influence again. Live their performances hinge on the energy and whimsy of lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse, who has helped them develop quite a live following over the years that has even led to some US dates this year (2010).

What have they got to say for themselves? “We love old records and new records. We love all sorts of music by all sorts of people. This gets all mixed up and rearranged inside our Flipron-shaped brains and comes out again into our own music.” In short, they like a lot of stuff.

What’s their latest? Gravity Calling (2008), which was produced by The Damned’s Rat Scabies,  Biscuits For Cerberus (2006) Fancy Blues & Rustique Novelties (2004).

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Introducing….Thee Chancers

Posted on 21 September 2010 by Joe

This is the latest in our regular look at new and unsigned bands.

Where are they from? Southampton, UK.

Who are they? JD  – guitar, Jase Dog – lead guitar, Pete – drums, Neil – bass.

What do they sound like? Their electroacoustic/blues/indie billing on their Myspace page pretty much sums it up. They have that classic rock blues feel but with an indie edge that is earning them a strong local following in their native Hampshire. Among their influences are Big Bill Broonzy, Lead Belly and Blind Lemon Jefferson. They also sound a little like The Fall with their quirky lead guitar work, especially given Mark E Smith’s similar love for classic US blues.

What have they got to say for themselves? On their Myspace page they describe themselves as “Gritty Southern Bluesy rock ‘n’ roll from four Southampton locals.”

What’s their latest?
Currently unsigned. Their self released first EP Miss Morgan is
available via their Myspace page.

Where can I find out more?


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