Wednesday, 4 April 2007


Esiotrot are awesome.


There must be close to 1000 reasons as to why the rock ass. Firstly, they're named after one of my favourite childhood books which is worth a purchase on its own, but to top that off with a lofi genius and nods towards three of my most favourite bands: Pavement, Hefner and Belle & Sebastian and I personally have hit the jackpot.

The Brighton collective on the excellent Kentish label The Mentalist Association have tuned into something very uncool hence the lack of media-inklings floating around, in fact only DrownedinSound scalped a review of the newly released album "Schmesiotrot", yet for all this retro-alternativeness, it is both relevant and contemporary, pulling away from the 3 bands listed above and adding to their mix with aplomb. Tracks cover themes as wide ranging as over-reliance on technology, to indie girls dating pretty-boys, to punching William G. Stewart on 15-to-1, ther's literally something there for everyone. Listen for yourselves and then buy the record (just £5 from here).

Esiotrot - There'll be a Time for Nice Guys

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